|Hand wash stations are required for all food vendors.|
Last month I wrote a slightly snarky post about overly complicated and unnecessary food-safety regulations. One well-known example of overzealous bureaucracy was the shutting down of kids' lemonade stands in various cities across the country.
The regulation that aggravated your humble observer required us to set up a hand-wash station at last weekend's Foster City Arts & Wine Festival. One can see the justification for pristine phalanges in the case of food preparers, but we were selling prepackaged ice cream that would be untouched by our hand.
Obeying Caesar --although not with a willing and contrite spirit--we assembled a wash station and rotated it to face the public. It turned out to be more popular than our ice cream. By Sunday night six rolls of paper towels and two bottles of soap and sanitizer had been consumed. Without intending to do so, both we and the County Health inspectors had rendered a service to our fellow human beings.
|The Health Inspector gave us an excellent rating. It's probably not worth Yelping about.|