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Baked goods lawsuit filed against state (UPDATE)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Three entrepreneurs who want to sell their baked goods to the public without a commercial license have filed a lawsuit against state agriculture officials in Wisconsin.

Lisa Kivirist of Browntown, Kriss Marion of Blanchardville and Dela Ends of Brodhead filed a civil suit in circuit court Wednesday seeking to change the law that prevents them from selling bakery made at home to consumers.

Homemade pickles, salsa, jams and jellies can be sold to consumers at farmers’ markets and other venues without that license. But, muffins, bread and other baked goods need to be made in a commercial kitchen.

The Institute for Justice, which helped the women file the suit, says breaking the law carries a maximum six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. A spokeswoman for the Wisconsin attorney general’s office says the office is reviewing the complaint.

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