Is anyone else on here covered by the NYS Home Processor Exemption?
I have been a legal home processor for 3 years now.
Started out the inspector would come out and check out your kitchen, go over the rules etc.
I was contacted today by someone who is applying for the exemption and was informed " they no longer come to your home to inspect" . She was told it is all done by e-mail now and all she has to do is fill out the form FSI - 898c and send it in to Albany. ( That's a little disturbing ) .
I called the Dept. of Ag to verify this info and she was correct.
So I go to the NYS Dept of Ag page and notice they have a new " note " posted .
Note: Direct internet sales (commercial on-line transactions) are prohibited under this exemption. Use of the internet for communication or promotional purposes is permissible. This exemption does not allow for home processors to make specialty items, such as birthday cakes, per order. Furthermore, it does not allow for direct sales of product from the home.
I have not been contacted by Albany in regards to this or informed of the change, has anyone else run into a problem?
My interpretation is custom cakes no longer fall under the Home processor exemption. ?!?
Just wondering if anyone else has any info on this new " rule". Are we " grandfathered in" or are we operating illegally now ?