For Immediate Release, June 15, 2015
Contact: Judith McGeary, 512-484-8821, Judith@FarmAndRanchFreedom.org
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State Bureaucrats Plan to Tighten Up the Law that Caused Girls’ Lemonade Stand to Be Shut Down
Austin, TX: The regulations that forced two little girls from Overton to close their lemonade stand are about to become even more intrusive if the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has its way.
“Under the new proposed regulations, the girls would have to have the ground for the lemonade stand graded for proper drainage, completely enclose the food preparation area with walls or screens, and have a way to heat water on-site,” explained Judith McGeary, Executive Director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, a local foods advocacy organization.
McGeary pointed out that these new regulations are not part of the 2013 cottage food law, which local authorities and media reports incorrectly pointed to as the reason for the lemonade stand’s shutdown.…