Is Home-Based Baking legal?
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Home-based baking is legal in states where there is a cottage food law allowing non-potentially hazardous foods to be produced from the home kitchen. The home-based bakery should have a legitimate address and business phone number. Some home-based bakeries do not want the general public romping through their living room and there are zoning laws that may not permit customers to pick up baked goods directly from the home-based bakery location. Consumers should be aware of these restrictions, and understand that a home-based baker may select a pick-up location or deliver the product directly to you. They are not trying to hide anything from you, they are following the rules and regulations that keep them legal.
Anyone can set up shop online under almost any name, so if you are not familiar with the home-based bakery, ask for a brochure or flyer of their products or services. Check on their website for a refund and return policy before you place an order and be weary of any website that does not provide you with the name of the person or company you are ordering from. Check out directory for a home-based baker in your community.