If you want to operate a retail bakery, you must get a food service permit before opening, and your bakery must meet the same standards as any other retail food service. See Regulation 61-25 Retail Food Establishments for all general requirements.
If you plan to sell baked goods to permitted facilities like convenience stores or restaurants, you will be regulated by and need to contact the S.C. Department of Agriculture for instructions and requirements.
No permit is needed if you do not possess a business license or advertise, and in the case of home bakers, only prepare nonpotentially hazardous breads and pastries for friends and neighbors.
If you hope to operate a bakery out of your home, you must: