Four years ago the Wisconsin legislature loosened restrictions on selling canning at places like Farmer's Markets. It was called the "Pickle Bill". Now a move is on to allow baked goods to be sold in a similar way.
The Assembly's Small Business Development Committee heard testimony this week on a bill allowing the selling of homemade baked goods like breads, muffins and cookies without the usual permit.
If the bill becomes law, some regulations would remain...says Raechelle (ray-shell)Cline, a spokesperson for the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Division of Food Safety...
"...this bill would allow a person to receive up to $10,000 per year from the sale of this particular food item..."
Refrigeration would not be a requirement....
"....the current law allows for these products to be sold at community or social events or a Farmer's Market. This bill replaces that bill with requirements that the sales be face-to-face sales with consumers..."
About three-dozen lawmakers from both parties are co-sponsoring the measure.