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Quinn Signs "Cupcake" Regulations

Law requires sellers to tell consumers the product was made in a home, among other things

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    Gov. Pat Quinn has signed the "cupcake bill," which was introduced after a young girl's home baking operation was shut down by regulators.

    Quinn signed the legislation -- HB5354 -- on Tuesday in 12-year-old Chloe Stirling's home in Troy. He praised her for making a difference in a cause she believes in.

    Chloe used her $200-a-month home-based baking business, "Hey Cupcake!", to provide treats for friends and fundraisers. Madison County health officials shut it down in January.

    In a statement, Stirling said she's looking forward to baking again.

    The law requires sellers to tell consumers the product was made in a home, among other things. The law applies to home kitchen businesses making less than $1,000 monthly. It takes effect immediately.


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