Bakers battle brownie ban
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.