Do Edible Undies Count As ‘Food’?
- 2010/05/21 17:40:05
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The city of San Antonio has officially declared edible underwear “food.” Rosemary Benitez, who owns the Shades of Love lingerie store, was told she’d need a food permit in order to continue to sell bedroom enhancements such as edible undies.
"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,” Benitez told local news station KENS 5. And while you might not eat undies with a knife and fork, San Antonio's Sanitarian Services Manager Stephen Barschewski explained that a food permit is necessary in case there’s an edible underwear recall.
"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,” he told KENS 5.
The permit costs about $230 a year, and means the store is subject to regular health inspections.
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