‘Cupcake’ bill moves through Legislature

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SPRINGFIELD — Legislation prompted by the shutdown of an Illinois girl’s home-baked cupcake operation is one step closer to law.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports a Senate committee voted 6-0 on Tuesday to approve 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.

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