It happens all the time, folks bake a few cakes in their home to sell to friends or at church. But, under state law, that is an illegal activity. Edgefield Senator Shane Massey says he has introduced a bill to help those folks stay above the law. He also anticipates that retail bakeries will step up to oppose this measure.
“They think it’s unfair to let people sell from their homes,” says Massey. “But what we are talking about people who will just do a few of these here and there, but we are not talking about the type of sales that you’d see from a retail bakery.”
People who sell from their kitchens also have to regulated some way by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.
“One of the debates we will have to have is what kind of warning we will have to put on the product so that consumers understand that it is not a DHEC- inspected facility, ” Massey says.
It’s happening anyway, says Massey. He says, “It is illegal right now and if you sit back and think if it, is this really something that you’d want to punish anybody for.”