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11-year-old girl’s cupcake business gets shut down

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11-year-old girl's cupcake business shut down by Madison County officialsGive Illinois home cooks a real chance. Amend the cottage food laws now!

Another food entrepreneur’s dream (in this case, an 11-year-old girl) gets shut down by the government. Maybe it’s time to get Illinois’ cottage food law amended! Is this girl really hazardous to the public health?

As Kathleen mentioned below, coincidentally, a campaign for an improved cottage food law in Illinois just begun. Show your support by signing the petition, and hopefully this girl’s business will be back up and running soon!

By: David Crabill | Categories: Laws | Formats: Link | Regions: Illinois and USA

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To sell at farmers market in WV do I have to have a kitchen inspection before starting and what is required to get started?

    Thank you Kathleen! So glad you’re doing this. I’m going to insert a link to your petition in the post so it doesn’t get lost among other comments. I think people will want to sign it!

    Thanks, David! We’re getting a wonderful response to the petition and we hope that the strong support for this issue will continue. If anyone would like more information on how they can help, please feel free to contact me at!

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