What you need to Know:
Organizations hoping to hold a bake sale as a fundraiser must comply with all County and Sate regulations to do so. Bake sales fall under the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 10.15.03.
If you are planning to hold a raffle, or an event that hosts a pay to play system, you will need to fill out the necessary paperwork to acquire a gaming license. See below:
More information can be found out through the Wicomico County website at http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/comarhtml/10/10.15.03.26.htm
Baked goods are breads, cakes, and pastries etc., that are cooked with dry heat. The only homemade baked goods that may be provided to the public with or without charge are those that are non-potentially hazardous.
Many baked goods are non-potentially hazardous chiefly because of low water activity. Fruit pies made from highly acidic fruits such as apples, cherries, strawberries, peaches, blueberries, etc., are acceptable. Potentially hazardous baked goods such as pumpkin, sweet potato pies, cheesecakes, and pastries with potentially hazardous fillings or toppings are not acceptable.
Foods shall not be prepared in homes where there are house pets, reptiles, birds, etc. All foods shall be prepared, portioned, and individually packaged in a sanitary environment at the food preparation site prior to transporting to the sale location. Food preparers shall not have open wounds or sores on hands or forearms and must be in generally good health.
If you or your group is planning a Bake Sale or a raffle, please be sure to follow the Event Planning steps located under the Event Planning link on the RSO forms webpage.