Representative Richard Peña Raymond
of Laredo has filed HB 2113
, which states: "A cottage food production operation may not use in a cottage food product an ingredient that is not intended for human consumption, including an edible decoration."
As filed, this bill would prohibit the use of any gumpaste flowers, fondant flowers, fondant figures, or any decor not "intended" for human consumption - even if it is edible! To add insult to injury, it would only prohibit these things for home bakers - storefront bakeries would not be bound by this.
Please call your State Representative TODAY to tell them you are against HB 2113, which is too vaguely worded and not fair to cottage food operators. Why would they ban "edible decorations"? Dial 512-463-4630 for the Capitol switchboard. Give your address to the operator and they will transfer you to your State Representative. Please call today!