Those who sell homebaked or canned goods would no longer have to get a food processing license or other certifications from the state and local governments under legislation the Senate approved via voice vote.
But the legislation’s prospects faced an uncertain future in the Assembly, where Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, has introduced his own bill that would eliminate licensing and regulation requirements for all bakers. Both bills come after a circuit court judge this spring overturned a state ban on selling homemade baked goods.
The bill would impose certain restrictions for those seeking to sell their goods without a license. That includes that they aren’t sold door to door and the seller’s annual gross receipts are less than $25,000.
The seller also would have to notify customers the goods were made in a private home and were not subject to state licensing or inspection.