Great post from VegWorcester. They had a bake sale fundraiser shut down by the city:
Initially the city officials said that all bake sales in Worcester are illegal. That includes VegWorcester bake sales, but also includes schools, cub scout troops, and churches. My understanding of the Massachusetts food code leads me to believe that this is not accurate. The MA code is pretty clear about this.
After a couple meetings with the city, the powers-that-be had a change of heart:
She provided me with their new guidelines for bake sales in the City of Worcester, which says these magical words, “These events do not require a permit.”
Vegan cupcakes, proudly baked in Worcester by Randa Duffy