Legislation prompted by the shutdown of an Illinois girl’s home-baked cupcake operation is one step closer to law. A Senate committee has approved home-baking regulations. The measure would require sellers to go through sanitation training, pay fees, label ingredients, and let consumers know the product was made in a home kitchen. It applies to those making less than $1,000 per month.
Chloe Stirling’s home kitchen operation in Troy was shut down by the Madison County Health Department earlier this year. The 12-year-old told legislators she was raising money for a car. She later met Gov. Pat Quinn and gave him four cupcakes.
The legislation now moves to the full Senate for consideration.