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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Thursday, June 14, 2018

San Diego County’s War on… Popcorn | The Political Hat

The County of San Diego seems to have solved all other possible problems within the county, because it is apparently so free to use its resources in a war against… popcorn provided by hardware and similar stores.

“‘They explained we didn’t have the proper permits,’ said Bob Meanley, whose shop had handed out 30 to 40 bags every day for about 25 years.

“To comply with the 1984 California Uniform Retail Food Facility Law, Meanley & Son would need to install a three-basin sink to clean and sterilize the popcorn popper. Also required: regular inspections, just like a restaurant.

“Meanley declined and instead rolled the offending machine into storage. Thus ended a tradition he had started 25 years ago.”

     When you have to micromanage how a popcorn popper is cleaned to the point of requiring a three-basin sink, perhaps you have a bit too much regulation.



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I can remember when an Aussie butcher would give a little bit of cold meat to a toddler accompanying his Mum. Cold Meat!! Send for the Hygiene Cops!!!

Posted by: dearieme | Jun 14, 2018 12:28:23 PM