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A Northern California woman is facing potential jail time after she joined a Facebook food group and sold some of the meals she cooked online, which county officials say is illegal.
San Joaquin County officials cited Mariza Reulas, of Stockton, for selling her signature dish ceviche over the internet. Reulas now faces a trial and possible jail time for her sales.
On Dec. 3, 2015, someone contacted Reulas online and asked her for her ceviche. That person turned out to be an undercover San Joaquin County investigator in a sting operation to nab those selling food without special permits. Reulas and around a dozen others were cited for two misdemeanors for “operating a food facility and engaging in business without a permit.”
originally posted by: mikell
They were warned and I bet the evidence is gone! Whats the difference we have a housekeeper that comes in every Thursday and brings a meal for all of us??? We pay her and it gets cooked in her house.
originally posted by: 3danimator2014
Would you prefer people are able to sell food without any checks? What happens when someone gets sick? I, for one, am happy that anyone selling food has to pass through hoops.
Oh and REALLY quite pathetic to throw in the Clinton comment. What does she have to do with this?
If someone knowingly buys food from someone not licensed to sell it, then that's their risk and they are taking it knowingly.
originally posted by: Chadwickus
As much as that would be great, we live in a litigious society that doesn't take responsibility for their own actions..
originally posted by: Navieko
Unless she was actually making false/misleading claims regarding the product she's selling, good on her for not folding to the stupid laws that say she has to have a freaking permit to sell food. It's right up there with the other ridiculous bureaucratic/socialist laws that say we can't use certain plants, etc.
If people get sick eating her food, then guess what? They'll stop buying her food. Stop treating people like babies and gtf out of our lives.