Its becoming all too common here in Washington State. I won't sample or vend at any contest that I am competing at.
There was an event that the HD shut down all sampling and vending for an organizers charity due to some teams not having food handlers cards and other violations. And another established event was killed by a $4000 HD fee for teams to sample for their charity.
Some events have even factored in Health Dept. fees in the registrations (waived upon early entry), but that should come out of the organizers pockets, wouldn't you think???
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