Letter: Make it easier for cottage industries on Guam. Jose “Pedo” Terlaje (Picture: Courtesy Jose Terlaje)

Letter: Make it easier for cottage industries on Guam. Jose “Pedo” Terlaje (Picture: Courtesy Jose Terlaje)

I’m certain you have got noticed, like i’ve, that we now have more and more people online offering food that is homemade Facebook teams or family members WhatsApp chats. Perchance you’ve even wondered: may be the food secure?

All 50 states, Puerto Rico therefore the Virgin isles have simplified laws for small-scale, low-risk meals vendors such as for example these. They are called “cottage industry” laws and regulations.

Cottage industries are understood to be company, manufacturing and/or food production this is certainly done in a person’s home or dwelling for small-scale purchase on roadsides, farmer’s markets , to friends and family or on the web. We now have seen an expansion of the organizations on Guam since the pandemic began, as individuals struggling to aid their loved ones are looking at imaginative and ways that are innovative make a living.

Also before this pandemic, one of these we possibly may all know about is those attempting to sell tuba on the roadside. This could be from a grouped household that produces them from coconut trees to their house or ranch home. (more…)

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