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originally posted by: quercusrex
a reply to: amazing
I would refer you to the state law again. If someone got listeria from the cool-aid ( Nobody go making any Jim Jones jokes here ) then people would be screaming "Why was there no permit?"
In other words, a food must be held under proper temperature controls, such as refrigeration to prevent the growth of bacteria that may cause human illness. A PHF/TCS is a food that: contains protein, moisture (water activity greater than 0.85), and is neutral to slightly acidic (pH between 4.6 -7.5).
What types of foods are not allowed to be sold at a cottage food production operation?
Lemonade, juices, hot chocolate or similar beverages
Q56. Can my kids have a lemonade stand under this law?
Answer: No. This law covers only the foods listed, and it does not include beverages. Lemonade would fall outside the cottage food "umbrella" and would still be governed by your local health department and the Texas Food Establishment Rules.
It's important to note that lemonade stands have been "illegal" for decades and that the Cottage Food Law did not change this.
But parents, since there are many foods that ARE allowable to sell from home under this law, why not consider a different food that is easy for your kids to prepare: Some examples would be: cookies, popcorn, trail mix, rice krispy treats, or chocolate covered oreos!
originally posted by: Wookiep
a reply to: Domo1
I wonder how well accepting donations with actually work... After all it's all about "state health laws." Gotta protect the citizens from that un-regulated and dangerous lemonade!
This is along the same lines of the "don't feed the homeless!" nonsense, due to "health laws" going on in Florida and other places.
originally posted by: lordcomac
Does anyone else remember a time when the officers would have stopped and bought lemonade from the girls?
What a world.
But Mann says the state has no interest in becoming the Lemonade Police.
"That is not something it is even a priority to enforce."
originally posted by: skoalman88
Hold on a second: the worst thing going on in Overton, TX is a lemonade stand??? I am moving to this utopia! Congratulations to the police for building such a crime free city that they can focus resources on such trivial things.