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Health inspector shuts down 7-year-old's summer lemonade stand
One enterprising 7-year-old girl trying to make a little extra summer cash had her lemonade turned into lemons.
Health inspectors for
The little entrepreneur got the idea for opening a stand when she saw a TV episode where a cartoon character, Olivia the pig, opened one, according to her mom, Maria Fife. While selling her cold drinks at a monthly fair in northeast
Lemonade stands require a permit in
"I understand the reason behind what they're doing and it's a neighborhood event, and they're trying to generate revenue," Jon Kawaguchi, environmental health supervisor for the Multnomah County Health Department, told OregonLive.com. "But we still need to put the public's health first."
The cost of a temporary license for a stand? A chilling $120.
Since the lemonade stand got squeezed out, the county’s top elected official,
“A lemonade stand is classic iconic American kid thing to do,” Cogen told the AP. “I don’t’ want to be in the business of shutting that down.” He also called
Cogen noted that the regulations for food stands are aimed at professional food service operators and that the inspectors are expected to use professional judgment. “This isn’t something we need to be using our limited resources to crack down on,” he said. Cogen said he could identify with Julie. After all, he recalls having lemonade stands as a kid.