Santa Clara County, California approves MEHKO Regulations

Hemant Thakkar - Oct 24, 2022

Santa Clara County, California Joins Home Food Business Revolution

State of California permits food business from home kitchens under AB 626. Regulations for MEHKO (Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations) have been left for local county administrations to sort out. Riverside county was the first one to adopt MEHKO regulation and processes for permit issuance. Since then nine counties (see details here) have approved MEHKO for their communities.

In mid 2022, Santa Clara county board passed the regulation to approve a 3-year pilot for MEHKO. Currently (as of October 2022), the county officials are in the process to put together processes and fees for MEHKO in Santa Clara County. Check out more details about it here.