Bak­ers bat­tle brownie ban

The Hamilton Spectator - - FOOD - AN­THONY IZA­GUIRRE

Home bak­ers in New Jer­sey say their brown­ies and muffins are per­fectly safe and they should be able to sell them, ac­cord­ing to a law­suit filed Wed­nes­day seek­ing to strike down the coun­try’s only ban on the sale of home­made baked goods.

The New Jer­sey Home Bak­ers As­so­ci­a­tion sued the state’s health de­part­ment over rules that re­quire peo­ple to have a li­cence be­fore they can sell their home-baked treats.

“Right now, peo­ple need ev­ery chance they can get to make an honest liv­ing,” said plain­tiff Martha Ra­bello. “We want to be on the right side of the law.”

New Jer­sey be­came the only state to bar the sale of home­made baked goods af­ter a sim­i­lar rule in Wis­con­sin was in­val­i­dated in June.

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