South Carolinians shouldn’t need special government permission slips to sell homemade food. This ban is unfair and robs SC home chefs of the ability to follow their passion and provide for their families.
Let’s get the food police out of the way.
Recently introduced legislation, S 506, would:
• Expand the types of home-based foods that can be sold beyond baked goods and candies to include all non-potentially hazardous foods
• Allow home-based food production operators to sell their goods to retail shops, like coffee shops and grocery stores
• Allow online and mail order direct-to-consumer sales and advertising
• Protect home-based food production operators’ safety, allowing them to provide an ID# provided by DHEC on their labels instead of their business address (which is their home address)
It’s time to free the food and recognize the benefits home cooking for profit can bring to entrepreneurs and food-loving South Carolinians.
Urge your lawmakers to support S 506!