Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Health Department shuts down Cupcake Operation

An 11-year-old girl from Illinois got a dose of regulation American-style this week when local government officials shut down her cupcake business.

Chloe Stirling, from Troy, got the front-page treatment from her local newspaper, which featured how well her business, Hey, Cupcake, was doing. By all accounts, it was a successful little enterprise. Chloe was getting $10 for a dozen cupcakes and $2 for each specialty cupcake. She even donated her cupcakes when a boy in her school fighting cancer held a fundraiser.
Seeing the article prompted local regulators to swoop in and shut her down. The Madison County Health Department told her she could no longer make or sell cupcakes because she lacks a permit. That runs afoul of the Madison County food ordinance and Illinois' food-santitation code. Oh, and her kitchen itself wasn't licensed either.

The dessert eaters of Madison County can no doubt sleep soundly tonight, knowing their health is protected.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/28/idUS308456491720140128

http://www.co.madison.il.us/

Madison County Health Department
101 East Edwardsville Road
Wood River, Illinois 62095

Phone: (618) 692-8954 Fax: (618) 692-8905
Administration Fax: (618) 296-7011

Email: health@co.madison.il.us