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Old 14 January 2019, 05:00 PM
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Icon23 Furloughed sisters start cheesecake business to make extra money during shutdown

News clip here.

For those who do not live in the DC area, I believe they do ship them.
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Old 14 January 2019, 05:08 PM
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The president's policies are helping more Americans discover their entrepreneurial skills, and create new American businesses!
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Old 14 January 2019, 06:32 PM
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I wonder whether DC has any of the same food selling rules that NYState has.

And I wonder whether they can get a 20C or equivalent certification for their kitchen. Cheesecake's pretty perishable stuff.

In any case, I wish them luck.

-- maybe in DC it would be controlled by a bit of the federal government that's shut down?
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Old 14 January 2019, 06:41 PM
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I too was wondering about food safety rules. It is practically impossible to use a home kitchen for commercial food production in Michigan.
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Old 14 January 2019, 06:45 PM
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I wonder whether DC has any of the same food selling rules that NYState has.
This doesn't answer your question, but tangentially, California just recently legalized selling food cooked in a home kitchen.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics...218825465.html

Although not mentioned in the article, from what I gather from the local public radio station's coverage cities have to opt in to allow home cooked food sales; it's not legal everywhere automatically.
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Old 14 January 2019, 08:42 PM
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I have to object to the headline--they're not doing this for extra money. They're doing it for money. Period. The article distinguished the difference correctly.

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Old 14 January 2019, 11:48 PM
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In New York you can get a 20C exemption for quite a lot of home kitchens (does depend some on the kitchen) to sell a number of things, including many sorts of baked goods; but cheesecake is very specifically not one of them. To sell cheesecake you need a full 20C license. Most houses would need quite a bit of modification to get one.
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Old 16 January 2019, 06:33 PM
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The president's policies are helping more Americans discover their entrepreneurial skills, and create new American businesses!
I know you're being snarky, but I do think this is a good thing. It's not going to pay the bills though and if Dear Leader paraphrases what you said, I will roll my eyes so hard, I pull muscles. And break yet another Cynic-O-Meter.
As far as food safety goes, Oxon Hill is in Maryland, not DC. I really need to order one of these cheesecakes, not only to help them out monetarily, but also because I love cheesecake.
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