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Amid the many shifts and pivots that the pandemic has spurred, there were at least two notable changes in the food industry.

In 2021, Ontario loosened the rules and regulations around the Health Protections and Promotion Act and Food Premises Regulation that allowed low-risk and non-hazardous food items not requiring “time and temperature control” to be produced at home and sold.

That included most breads and buns (without fillings or meats), most baked goods, chocolate, hard candies, jams, preserves and more.

Of course, home cooks looking to take advantage and supplement their income had to follow the revised rules (and, of course, have a permit from the city to operate the home business).

For more, visit CBC-KW.

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