Currently over 33 states in the United State have cottage food laws that allow home bakers to have their kitchen licensed for business. They can sell healthy baked goods to consumers as an alternative to traditional bakeries. There is now state legislators petitioning The Connecticut Department of Environmental Health to give home bakery licenses to CT residents. Currently there is a law against the cottage food businesses in CT.
The license would be given to qualified home businesses to bake and sell breads, cakes, cookies, pies, and biscuits to consumers in the state. The law will help consumers to start food businesses in their homes. If passed they may have to pay a registration and license fee. This will bring in more revenue to the state to use for different purposes. The law will also allow small commercial bakeries move to home bases when sales start to decline and operations become hard to manage. Often overhead is high when renting a commercial kitchen.
The many other state that have passed this law gives CT residents hope that this law or bill can be passed. It will create new jobs for men and women that want to work out of their home. This law will also bring revenues into the state. Currently the laws in CT make it almost impossible for home bakers to operate a business in CT in their homes. You can help by signing an online petition through Change.org for home cottage businesses to be allowed or contacting your local CT representatives to tell them to support this bill.