Wisconsin State Legislature
United States of America

In the State of Wisconsin, it is illegal to sell baked goods from your home kitchen. Failure to obey can result in up to $1,000 in fines or six months in jail.

The proposed 'Cookie Bill' would allow home bakers to promote and sell non-hazardous baked goods; such as, cookies, breads, cakes, etc., from their home without a processing license or commercial kitchen, under $7,500 a year.

One of the biggest concerns with the passing of this bill, is food safety. Although, bake sales can be held up to 12 times a year for non-profit organizations, churches and schools; without any special licensing or kitchen requirements. The 'Pickle Bill' has already been passed through Wisconsin, allowing the sale of jams, salsas, applesauce, pickles, etc. from an unlicensed/non-commercial kitchen, with sales under $5,000 a year.

Businesses will still be registered with the State of Wisconsin and will need to complete a Food & Safety course, all food products that are distributed must be labeled "These canned/baked goods are homemade and are not subject to State inspection." Therefore, consumers are purchasing at their own risk. Allowing this law to pass, would allow entrepreneurs to get a jump start on their businesses and create jobs for Wisconsin citizens.

Wisconsin and New Jersey are the only two States that do not allow the sale of home-baked goods to the public. This January, the bill received a unanimous vote through the Senate once again; first time, being in 2014 SB417, but is again being held at going to the Assembly for a vote.

We have until early April 2016, for this bill to be placed on the calendar for a vote by the Assembly.

We, the undersigned, call on the Wisconsin State Legislature to allow the sale of non-hazardous, home baked goods in the State of Wisconsin under law SB330.

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