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Is Lemonade Legal?; Local food Regulation
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This article explains the laws some states have that prevent people from selling food that hasn’t been through a formal kitchen inspection. In Texas in June, two young girls were holding a lemonade stand in their neighborhood but police had to shut down their business in order “to act to prevent an immediate and serious threat to human life or health" which is part of the law in Texas. On a larger scale, this law could impact the economy since many citizens still are making money by making food in their homes and selling it at famers markets. Since each state has it’s own laws about what types of food can and can’t be sold location plays a huge role in the market of home made goods, since some states are still perfectly fine with selling food that hasn’t had a formal kitchen inspection, yet some states see this as a huge problem. Some states are okay with citizens selling uninspected food, however, they are very picky about who they let sell food. For example, in Rhode Island it is okay for famers to sell uninspected food but it is illegal for everyone else. In Oklahoma, bakers are allowed to sell uninspected food, however, they are the only ones. In Wisconsin it is okay for people to sell food from their homes, however there is a maximum amount of income they are allowed to get from these sales per year. Although the government’s ultimate goal for these laws is to keep citizens healthy and safe, preventing certain things from being sold will take a bad toll on people who rely on this for…...

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