Originally Posted by LindaF144
I live in Monroe County upstate. In NYS there is such a thing as a Home Processing Permit where you can make cakes, cupcakes, cookies, muffins out of your home.
I don't mean to start a flame war, but I'm not sure this is correct. First off, a quick search of "Home Processing Permit" on google returns 5 results, and I think 3 were from cakecentral?? Maybe it's called something else?
Also, from my understanding and experience of owning a bakery on Long Island, food safety actually falls under the County jurisdiction, not NYS. I may have said "Town" in my previous post, but it's actually the Nassau County Department of Health inspectors that come and inspect our kitchens every once in while. Also, we are required to be "ServSafe" under Nassau County, not NYS. Check out http://www.servsafe.com/RegRequirements/rr_state_juris_summ.aspx?st=New%20York&id=120
In Nassau County, home bakeries appear to be out, at least according to this Nassau County .gov website: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/health/FAQ/permits.html
I would research the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene website, as that's what a quick search led me to: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/home/home.shtml
PS: if you check out our website, we have a location in Manhattan, but it's a sales office, and therefore we don't have to worry about food prep.http://cmnycakes.com/