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City requires lingerie store to get food permit for edible undies
KENS5,Com News (San Antone) ^ | 5/18/2010

Posted on 05/19/2010 9:41:31 AM PDT by llevrok

Rosemary Benitez thought it was a joke at first. She was told her store was going to need a food permit in order to stay in business.

But Benitez doesn't own a restaurant. She owns the Shades of Love lingerie store on West Bitters road.

Shades of Love sells racy lingerie, high heel shoes, adult toys and items meant to enhance a couple's sex life. However, some of those items are edible. That's why the health department ruled the store needed a food permit.

The permit costs about $230 a year. It also means the store is subject to regular health inspections.

Beneitez says, "Everything is sold as novelty. Everything in the box says 'novelty item' only... It's not something you sit down and actually eat. It's more for licking and tasting. Edible? No. It's not going to fill you up."

San Antonio's Sanitarian Services Manager, Stephen Barschewski, told us, "Any facility in the city of San Antonio that sells edible substance requires a food establishment permit. One, it's the law. Two, in case there's a recall, we certainly want to know the source."

Beneitez countered back, "I don't think you would actually eat, lick, or taste enough of this that it would cause a big problem (as in food recalls). It's absurd to me."

KENS 5 has learned of other stores, like Dillard's department stores and several auto parts stores, that are also required to have food permits. The reason is because they sell chocolate bars.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; chocolatebars; edibleundies; girlscoutcookies; nannystate; napl; papersplease; revenuetickets; sanantonio; taxes
The gubmint has their fingers into everything!
1 posted on 05/19/2010 9:41:31 AM PDT by llevrok
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

tasty undies ping


2 posted on 05/19/2010 9:42:15 AM PDT by llevrok (A stranger in my own country)
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To: llevrok

What are they tuna flavored ?


3 posted on 05/19/2010 9:42:57 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: llevrok
Here's the real issue:

The permit costs about $230 a year.

4 posted on 05/19/2010 9:43:11 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Perdogg; Slings and Arrows

Panty Ping


5 posted on 05/19/2010 9:43:40 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: llevrok

Nom nom nom


6 posted on 05/19/2010 9:43:49 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Stop the change - I want to get off!)
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To: llevrok
"City requires lingerie store to get food permit for edible undies"

Um...What?...?...

7 posted on 05/19/2010 9:44:23 AM PDT by Lobsterback
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To: Lurker
Yep ... that's it.

Packaged tasties ... does selling a pack of gum require a food permit?

8 posted on 05/19/2010 9:44:36 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: llevrok

Yep, I often wonder how many Carbs could be avoided by sticking with those Cotton or Rayon thongs.

Do the Large and X-Large pairs count as 2 servings?


9 posted on 05/19/2010 9:44:59 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: llevrok

If the govt is forcing this, I’d personally just stop selling them to avoid the license. Unless of course she’s selling thousands of dollars of these a year, then it might be worth it to have the license.

Either way the government is stupid as ass.


10 posted on 05/19/2010 9:45:19 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: llevrok

Well that ought to balance the city’s budget! ;-)


11 posted on 05/19/2010 9:45:31 AM PDT by Dem Guard ("We're Coming to Take You Away")
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To: knarf

Probably


12 posted on 05/19/2010 9:46:54 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Lurker

Yep. Money and control. Synonym for Big Government.


13 posted on 05/19/2010 9:47:00 AM PDT by FourPeas (God Bless America)
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To: Hodar

Don’t give them any ideas.


14 posted on 05/19/2010 9:47:47 AM PDT by FourPeas (God Bless America)
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To: llevrok

Nice double entendre!


15 posted on 05/19/2010 9:48:04 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: FourPeas

Not just big, any. It’s the nature of the beast.


16 posted on 05/19/2010 9:48:27 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: llevrok

“I’m glad they don’t make them things in biscuits and gravy flavor, or I’d get fat on underbritches alone!” - Larry the Cable Guy


17 posted on 05/19/2010 9:48:43 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: llevrok

Solution: relabel them. Perhaps “lickable” or “sweet”? This is simply government graft and should be dodged with the same lack of scruples as when the license fee was imposed.


18 posted on 05/19/2010 9:51:59 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: llevrok

Heard she’s selling crabs, too.


19 posted on 05/19/2010 9:52:20 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: llevrok

That bites.


20 posted on 05/19/2010 9:52:39 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Ping.


21 posted on 05/19/2010 9:59:12 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Jack of all Trades

???

22 posted on 05/19/2010 10:00:31 AM PDT by corkoman
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To: Secret Agent Man
Positively asinine. If a gas station sells candy bars (a necessary convenience for people waiting for their car to be done or grabbing something to combat the hungries on a road trip), they ought to be able to point out the Hershey's, Nestle's or whomever got the food permit.

The lingerie store ought to be able to point out, in the same way, that the manufacturer got the necessary certification for edible undies, so buzz off!

What's next-- requiring the pharmacy to get a food permit for selling flavored condoms?

It is all about more government revenue and control to support the ruling class. One of these days, enough of us will go beserk and do a William Wallace!

23 posted on 05/19/2010 10:01:06 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Maybe the store has an on site, fast food franchise?


24 posted on 05/19/2010 10:04:16 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: llevrok

Is that for here or to go?


25 posted on 05/19/2010 10:04:38 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: llevrok

there is another possibility at work here...perhaps the gov’t officials just want an excuse to regularly go there as part of their paid job duties carrying out their official “inspection duties.”


26 posted on 05/19/2010 10:05:19 AM PDT by FlyingFish
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To: llevrok

That gives the “to go box” terminology a whole new dimension.


27 posted on 05/19/2010 10:05:27 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: llevrok; Slings and Arrows
A related story?

Nicolas Cage reveals bizarre diet of animals that have 'dignified' sex(Telegraph ^ | 05/19/2010 | Alastair Jamieson)

28 posted on 05/19/2010 10:05:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: llevrok; All

Ok, here’s a thought, if these people have to get food permit what about the states, such as Nevada in which houses of prostitution are legal. If they allow customers to do oral sex do they need a “food permit” also? Sounds to me that the money is the driving factor here just as it is for most licenses and permits.


29 posted on 05/19/2010 10:06:19 AM PDT by calex59
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To: llevrok

I thought the lavender mafia always got their panties in a wad over Big Brother in the bedroom? Where are they today?


30 posted on 05/19/2010 10:06:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Pollster1
"Perhaps “lickable” or “sweet”?"

How about non-toxic?

31 posted on 05/19/2010 10:06:43 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: llevrok
She was told her store was going to need a food permit in order to stay in business.

"Papers please!" < /nazi accent >

32 posted on 05/19/2010 10:07:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: llevrok
KENS 5 has learned of other stores, like Dillard's department stores and several auto parts stores, that are also required to have food permits. The reason is because they sell chocolate bars.

So much for student sales of chocolate bars and girl scout cookies.

Then again, someone in San Antonio is trying to stamp out junk food.

33 posted on 05/19/2010 10:08:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Lobsterback
"City requires lingerie store to get food permit for edible undies"

>>Um...What?...?...

I guess this will address the prostitutes who may have been seeing snacks without a permit.

34 posted on 05/19/2010 10:10:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Dem Guard

Meanwhile there is no will to address Texas’ sanctuary cities...


35 posted on 05/19/2010 10:11:09 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Pollster1
Perhaps “lickable” or “sweet”?

Contains chicken fat to make it finger licking good.

36 posted on 05/19/2010 10:12:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Hodar
Yep, I often wonder how many Carbs could be avoided by sticking with those Cotton or Rayon thongs.

Both are made by sustainable fibers (cotton and wood cellulose) so you'd be doing a good thing for nature, dude.

37 posted on 05/19/2010 10:32:12 AM PDT by llevrok (A stranger in my own country)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; ..
Big Brother is watching...but at this rate, he'll go blind.


38 posted on 05/19/2010 11:04:04 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Just another day in Oceania.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Rush is talking about this now.


39 posted on 05/19/2010 11:09:41 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: a fool in paradise

If there was head tax on illegals the bureaucrats would tax it 9 times from Sunday..


40 posted on 05/19/2010 11:32:20 AM PDT by Dem Guard ("We're Coming to Take You Away")
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To: al baby

DUDE!


41 posted on 05/19/2010 12:18:07 PM PDT by BJClinton ("Worse" technically is "change".)
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