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Resource ID: #17407
Subject: Food
Source: WNEM-TV (Saginaw, MI)
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Date: November 8, 9, 10

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"Under the Michigan Food Code, anyone who sells food has to be licensed through the local county health department. For years, High School concession stands were selling nachos, hot dogs, pizza and some even tacos without a license. Many believed as long as the school kitchen was licensed, the people who run the concession stands could also serve food. We found the food code had been in effect since 1978. Some local health departments didn't start cracking down on the concession stands until 1992 . . . Smaller counties say manpower is preventing them from licensing the food service operations. . . We also found two schools who were slow to comply with the requirements. With the state adopting a new law, which went into effect in November 2000, the laws are strict. We found most people were receptive to the change and wanted safety. Others thought it was a hassle."

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