11 Dec Article Highlights A Woman Sconed
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – In July of this year, a woman living near Olympia, Washington sold a cake that was baked in her home kitchen.
So what’s the big deal, you ask? Until just a few months ago that baker would have been breaking the law. So this seemingly unexciting event actually marked a significant change in food law in Washington State. The Cottage Food Act, which was passed last year, allows people to make low risk foods in their own kitchens and sell them. The first Cottage Food Operation licensed under the new law was permitted on July 3, 2012.
On Bainbridge Island, the first business to be licensed under the new law was “A Woman Sconed”. Owner Myra Zocher said that the process of gaining approval for her new business went quite smoothly.