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Those of you who are running a legal home cake business. What are the rules regarding pets in the home? Do they allow you to have dogs, cats, etc.? Thanks!
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post #2 of 66
no pets allowed.
post #3 of 66
This varies from state to state, but let me ask you this, would you eat at a restaurant that had a pet free roaming?
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Would NOT!!!
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post #5 of 66
I'm no expert and it varies by state but I thought I read that if you have a separate kitchen that the pet has no access to and the kitchen has its own private entrance it might be possible. You'd have to check in your area. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by still_learning

I'm no expert and it varies by state but I thought I read that if you have a separate kitchen that the pet has no access to and the kitchen has its own private entrance it might be possible. You'd have to check in your area. Good luck!



that makes sence, but Im no inspector so dont know
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The health inspector here told me that they can't tell people not to have pets, but they can sure test your product multiple times until they make sure they approve it. He said one woman in Virginia Beach had to have her candy tested three times before there wasn't any dog hair in it. They've never asked me for any samples to test for hair, but I don't have pets wandering through the kitchen, either.

My favorite thing is when I see photos of people's cakes and in the background they have a dog sitting there licking himself. That's very appetizing.
post #8 of 66
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Originally Posted by LaBellaFlor

This varies from state to state, but let me ask you this, would you eat at a restaurant that had a pet free roaming?



From a restauarant--- NO. But from a liscend home where I know or friends know the person and know their home is clean. Yes. Does that mean you dont eat the food from bake sales? or Do you never eat at a friends house that has a pet, just beause they have a pet?
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post #9 of 66
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Originally Posted by Sweettooth1120

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Originally Posted by LaBellaFlor

This varies from state to state, but let me ask you this, would you eat at a restaurant that had a pet free roaming?



From a restauarant--- NO. But from a liscend home where I know or friends know the person and know their home is clean. Yes. Does that mean you dont eat the food from bake sales? or Do you never eat at a friends house that has a pet, just beause they have a pet?



This is a ridiculous response to me, cause I'm not talking about people you know. I am talking about from the perspective of a potential future client. If you think people don't consider that, good luck to you in your business. And to answer your question, no I don't buy things from a bake sale, ever. But I guess you would eat at a restaurant with a pet there.
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I am not licensed, but i do know that in KY if you have a pet it can not have access to the kitchen in a home bakery.

Even though I am not licensed, When I have a cake order, the dog goes to Grandma's house, my kitchen is cleaned thoroughly, and then I bake. I would not want dog hair in my food, and I sure as heck am not going to serve it to someone else. icon_smile.gif

mindful that i only do wedding cakes, so it is not like i do cakes everyday. if i did. the dog would live at grandma's (she lives next door) and she's always happy to have her.
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post #11 of 66
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Originally Posted by tesso

I am not licensed, but i do know that in KY if you have a pet it can not have access to the kitchen in a home bakery.

Even though I am not licensed, When I have a cake order, the dog goes to Grandma's house, my kitchen is cleaned thoroughly, and then I bake. I would not want dog hair in my food, and I sure as heck am not going to serve it to someone else. icon_smile.gif

mindful that i only do wedding cakes, so it is not like i do cakes everyday. if i did. the dog would live at grandma's (she lives next door) and she's always happy to have her.



And that is great. And I'm not saying those with pets, their kitchens are filthy, anymore then I'm saying those without pets have the sterilist kitchens in the world. What I am saying is think of how it looks to clients. And I can't tell you how many people on here (NOT addressed to you Tesso) say they don;t allow pets in the kitchen, but then show a picture of the cake they just did in the kitchen with their pet in the background...in the kitchen.
post #12 of 66
I have a licensed home kitchen and a dog (I guess my avatar kind of gives that away icon_smile.gif ). As long as my dog has no access to the kitchen when I am baking then all is ok as far as the health dept is concerned. Of course my kitchen is throughly cleaned before I bake for clients. I do not meet potential clients in my home so they never see the beast.
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post #13 of 66
The rules vary from state to state. Check with your local HD or Dept. of Agriculture.
post #14 of 66
we're allowed here in Ohio (at least in my county anyhow) but I don't allow the pets into the kitchen. There is no reason for them to come in there anyhow....we have a lower level office/family room w/ a bathroom (for water to fill their bowls) so I just feed them down there....they have free roam of any other room but kitchen/dining room/cake storage room (off din. room) there is just no reason to chance a dog hair.

On a side note........I am so much waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy more disgusted at finding a human hair in my cake than a dog hair, regardless of who's hair it is!! lol
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post #15 of 66
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Originally Posted by LaBellaFlor

And I can't tell you how many people on here (NOT addressed to you Tesso) say they don't allow pets in the kitchen, but then show a picture of the cake they just did in the kitchen with their pet in the background...in the kitchen.



Do you remember the person who posted something about critiqueing her website, and when everyone looked at it we all noticed that 1. She was running a business out of her home in a state that it was illegal to do that, and 2. The dog was sitting in the background of one of the pictures, with a big tub of fondant sitting on the floor nearby? Both things say "unlicensed and uninspected, DO NOT BUY" to me.
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