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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    The conclusion to the stupidity that was, bureaucratic non-sense, is upon us.
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    PORTLAND, Ore. — The 7-year-old Oregon girl who found herself at the center of a national flap about childhood lemonade stands versus government bureaucrats is going to Disneyland.

    Julie Murphy managed to make $1,838.31 in her second attempt at selling lemonade — enough to bankroll a trip for her and her mother, Maria Fife.LINK
    And all is right with the world... at least for this little girl and her mother.
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    That's great for her. I hope she has fun on her trip.

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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Damn I wish I made that much money when I tried to sell lemonade.

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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Yes
    That's a scary thought because it means I dont have to have any training, any preparation, or any precautions to keep what I'm selling clean.

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You hang on the letter of the law, and not the intent.
    The intent of the law is to ensure that people are not sold potentially contaminated food by monitoring those who sell the food and ensuring they are following health codes. I dont care if shes 9 or 90, she is selling something that will be consumed by the public and as such she needs to do so in such a way that follows health codes.

    I'm not opposed to having a sort of starter business license with an extremely low cost
    for cases like this but I absolutely do not support the unregulated sale of items of consumption to the general public. We dont let adults get away with it, we shouldn't let kids get away with it because they're kids.
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    That's a scary thought because it means I dont have to have any training, any preparation, or any precautions to keep what I'm selling clean.
    Inspectors mostly don't prevent that stuff, either. Why should the government play watchdog? Especially if they aren't effective. Another cost to the business.

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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Inspectors mostly don't prevent that stuff, either.
    Health inspectors check for a hygenic set-up for serving food. If that isnt found, the business is shut down.

    Why should the government play watchdog?
    Because it's demonstrably effective and there needs to be independent insurance that a restaurant or food stand is selling food that wont poison people.

    Especially if they aren't effective.
    Im sorry, how many times have you had food poisoning in your life? How many people do you know that have died from contaminated or spoiled food?

    I'd be willing to bet it's been EXTREMELY few times. That is due to food safety regulations and their enforcement.

    Another cost to the business.
    Salmonella is much more expensive
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Inspectors mostly don't prevent that stuff, either. Why should the government play watchdog? Especially if they aren't effective. Another cost to the business.
    Heh, I remember when I worked in food service.
    The inspectors would always call ahead of time to let us know of the impending visit.
    Time to clean up extra good that night before.
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Heh, I remember when I worked in food service.
    The inspectors would always call ahead of time to let us know of the impending visit.
    Time to clean up extra good that night before.
    What the hell. Doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose of inspecting if you give them enough time to make the place look good for a day?

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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    What the hell. Doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose of inspecting if you give them enough time to make the place look good for a day?
    Pretty much.

    They did it twice a year, if I remember correctly.
    That's why I don't get the need for a business license and all the inspections.
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    There are scheduled visits and surprise visits by inspectors.
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