ATTENTION NJ BAKERS: You Can Now Sell Your Baked Goods
There is literally a law for everything these days...is it really necessary?
Well, whether it is necessary or not, there was a law put into place for people who bake in their private residency that was just adjusted to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new law now, "allows the sale of home-baked goods created in residential kitchens."
This means that baked goods that are made to sell at fundraisers are totally legal, they are just not allowed to sell their sweet treats for a profit.
“There’s no reason to prevent them from offering their goods to local consumers," said Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th). "This bill addresses a long-outdated statute and allows home bakers to earn some extra money for their baking talents to help pay New Jersey’s notoriously high taxes.”
And may I add that New Jersey is the ONLY state where it is illegal to sell baked goods made in private residential kitchens? I don't get why....AT ALL....
A "baked good" is classified as, "any ready-to-eat baked items that does not require further cooking or refrigeration for food safety."
“It’s time we make New Jersey more hospitable to state residents who have mastered the art and science of baking and share the entrepreneurial spirit," said Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th). "They aren’t looking to get rich. They just want to make their bread, cakes and pies, pay for their expenses and gear, and keep a little profit in their pocket.”
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Limiting our bakers like this doesn't really make sense to me.
The only thing I can remotely understand is this law is in affect to protect the public's health. If bakers sell their goods using expired or recalled products, I can see the issue.
But private bakers are then facing the same issues as licensed businesses....so????
BUT....this new rule change is a step in the right direction.
Care to take a closer look for yourself? Take a look at APP.com.