Private homes cannot be licensed as a food service establishment. The FDA Food Code states: “A private home, a room used as living or sleeping quarters, or an area directly opening into a room used as living or sleeping quarters may not be used for conducting food establishment operations.” In addition, room finishing materials and equipment must be commercial grade and meet specific construction, durability and cleaning requirements
Michigan Cottage Food Law, allows for
non-potentially hazardous food to be produced in private homes.
Information on the Michigan Cottage Food Law may be found at: www.michigan.gov/cottagefood.