Lawmakers Lessen Restrictions For Home Bakers
Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law a measure that provides less government interference for those who sell baked goods like breads, pies and jams made in their own kitchens.
These individuals are now exempt from some state licensing standards. Abita Springs Representative Scott Simon is the author of the new legislation.
"It just relieves some of the restrictions they had that were onerous, but were not enforced anyway," Simon said.
The new law does require a warning label on home-based goods as a way of notifying the consumer a product was made in an uninspected kitchen.
Simon says under this new law, home-based cooks are exempt from many sanitary codes and regulations if their gross annual sales are less than $20,000.