Kentucky’s cosmetological board voted Thursday to ban the use of sugar in cake recipes.
The Board of Cosmetology of Kentucky, made up of nine members and chaired by Dr. Robert S. Johnson, said it voted in favor of a proposal to adopt the rule.
The proposal, which the board passed, would have prohibited the use or sale of cake that contains the sugar that the Board has come to believe may contribute to the growth of mold, fungus, and other bacteria in the kitchen.
The Board also voted to prohibit the use and sale of cakes that are “preserved or preserved in a way that is detrimental to human health or welfare.”
The proposed rule would not apply to cakes that have been served for at least 10 days, but would still be subject to the state’s rules governing food additives and ingredients.
“This is a huge step forward in protecting our health and our environment, which is why I am excited to support the proposed rule and its implementation,” said board member Julie Smith, who is a graduate student in public health at the University of Kentucky.
“I have seen the effects of mold on people, our families, our homes, our children and pets and it is clear to me that the use, consumption, and storage of sugar and cake in our kitchens contributes to this problem.
This is a win-win for the environment, for Kentucky, and for our families.”
Sugar cake has been a hot topic in the United States since 2014, when the Food and Drug Administration banned the use in products containing sugar.
Since then, several other states have enacted similar bans.
The proposed ban would be the first state to implement a rule on the use.
Kentucky’s Board of Surgeons has already banned the sale of sugar cakes in its hospitals, but has yet to implement the rule in other states.
The Kentucky Cosmetological Board is the only state board to ban sugar cake.