Selling Home-Baked Desserts Illegal - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Selling Home-Baked Desserts Illegal

Published July 26, 2011

A group of mothers hoping to sell muffins for charity were asked to cease operations, as it violates the law.
Eyjan reports that the mothers, who live in Akureyri, had previously sold about a thousand muffins – raising some 400,000 ISK for the maternity ward of a local hospital.
When they started planning the same this year, however, they were informed that apparently, in Iceland it is illegal to sell cookies, cakes or jam from unregulated kitchens.
By contrast, it is surprisingly easy and inexpensive to buy large quantities of chemical fertilizer, which has been used to make the explosives that were used in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, and in Oslo last week.
Sigurður Ásgrímsson, the head of the explosives division of the Icelandic Coast Guard, told RÚV that to the best of his knowledge, there are no regulations in place regarding who can buy chemical fertilizer or how much. In fact, 500 kilos of the substance – about half the amount used in the Oklahoma City bombing – sells for only 35,000 ISK.
Sigurður said he hopes that bringing this to light will initiate stricter regulations on the sale of chemical fertilizer.


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