Quinn to sign new ‘cupcake’ regulations after Troy girl’s kitchen shut down

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 5:54 AM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the so-called “cupcake bill” introduced after a young girl’s home baking operation was shut down by regulations.

Quinn’s office says he’ll sign the bill Tuesday in 12-year-old Chloe Stirling’s home in Troy as he salutes her “for making a difference.”

Click here to see some of Chloe's creations

Chloe used her home-based baking business, “Hey Cupcake!”, to provide treats for friends, relatives and fundraisers.

Madison County health officials shut down the $200-a-month operation in January after concluding her kitchen wasn’t a commercial one requiring such things as a permit and inspection. She also hadn’t taken a mandatory health safety course.

 

The legislation being signed by Quinn requires sellers to tell consumers the product was made in a home. The law applies to home kitchen business making less than $1,000 monthly.

 

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