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Oklahoma bill means some bakeries won't need food prep license

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A lot of people spend hours creating sweet treats which could bring them a profit if they go into a home business.

A bill passed in Oklahoma will now allow home bakeries to operate without a food preparation license.

"I love to be creative and I love to see the smiles on peoples faces when you deliver their baked goods, or whatever they ordered, and that just gives me a special feeling inside when you can make someone else happy and give them enjoyment," says Alicia Polk.

Polk owns a home bakery called The Ugly Mug in Ottawa County.

She make less than $20,000 a year and thanks to new Oklahoma legislation signed this week her bakery will now be able to operate without a food preparation license, as long as the products do not contain meat or fresh fruit.

"As long as you wear your gloves when you're preparing ready to eat foods and you clean your surfaces, there's no contamination problems," says Polk.

For commercial bakeries, like Sandy's Plan It Party, it is required for the business to pay $250 a year for a food preparation license, along with other additional costs to be a commercial bakery.

"Everything has to be a food service approved item, so we had to spend a lot of additional money on all our ovens and our refrigerators and that kind of large products," says Brenda Mayfield, the owner of Sandy's Plan It Party.  "Even our sinks had to be a commercial one."

Commercial bakeries are also required every years to attend a food service class, along with yearly inspections by the health department to make sure everything is running up to code.

But for The Ugly Mug, it's all about offering the best types of sweets.

The bill will take effect November 1.

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