An Agriculture Department inspector fired the first salvo in the baked goods battle during Lent after spotting home-baked pies in St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Rochester. The church was told it's against the law to sell pies, cookies and cakes baked at home.
"Food prepared in a private home can only be used if that facility is licensed/registered and inspected by the department," state regulations say.
They justify this in the name of public health, claiming home-cooked food is responsible for 1/3 of food-borne illnesses. (Sigh) Basically, your government believes that you are too stupid to cook your own food, and too stupid to assess your own risk of illness from eating a home-cooked pie you buy from a church bake sale.
Instead, we supposedly need cadres of well-compensated bureaucrats to protect us from getting tummyaches, and whose pensions and benefits will drive states to fiscal collapse. I'm not saying there's not a valid benefit to having government agencies involved in public health, but the benefit to banning home-cooked pies seems marginal at best, and doesn't justify the expenditure or the intrusion into private liberty.