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The excitement for the Cottage Food Act by home food crafters is not shared by all. [“New law sweet news for at-home bakers,” page one, May 18.] The fine print reveals that not every one is included….

Not sweet news for candy makers

The excitement for the Cottage Food Act by home food crafters is not shared by all. [“New law sweet news for at-home bakers,” page one, May 18.]

The fine print reveals that not every one is included. If you make homemade fine chocolates, caramels, toffee, fudge, or other candies that are stovetop cooked and dipped in “tempered chocolate” you are out of luck. This makes no sense, since every candy shop and candy factory in the state uses the same stovetop methods as the home-cook; the only difference being the licensed kitchen, which is the very point of the Cottage Food Act. Also the finished product of all candy shops is never refrigerated and can be shipped all over the country. So why am I not included?

This smells of special interest. Does some one not want me making candy and cutting into their market?

— Timothy M Wean, Bellingham

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