How Many Laws Is This Breaking Or Am I Missing Something?

Business By howsweet Updated 20 Aug 2012 , 8:03pm by costumeczar

howsweet Posted 20 Aug 2012 , 3:39am
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I just ran across a Canadian home baker who is shipping cookies all over the US. She has a website, a Facebook page and a shop on Etsy.

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jason_kraft Posted 20 Aug 2012 , 4:17am
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It depends on the laws in her province and whether or not she is complying with the applicable export regulations listed here:
http://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/eng/exporting-to-united-states.jsp

If I had to guess, I'd answer "a lot".

PinkLotus Posted 20 Aug 2012 , 1:09pm
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It's illegal to have a home bakery in my province, yet I constantly see people advertising their home bakery all over Facebook, and they have websites too. It's really frustrating!

cake4mygirls Posted 20 Aug 2012 , 6:56pm
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It's not even a province wide rule it depends on your municipality. My area, I need to have a completely separate kitchen in my home in order to run a home bakery, so if this person has that she could be licensed.

costumeczar Posted 20 Aug 2012 , 8:03pm
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There are a lot of people on Etsy who sell edibles like cookies, but I doubt they're complying with the FDA regulations. As far as shipping from Canada to the US, I'm sure there's more than a few things wrong with that.

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