Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Eating panties

Doing so should be nobody's business but your own. But the place that sells you such goodies should probably know as much as possible about city ordinances. You know, so they can stay in business----and continue to sell you edible underwear.

Rosemary Benitez thought it was a joke at first. She was told her store was going to require a food permit in order to stay in business. Benitez owns the Shades of Love lingerie store on West Bitters road.

Shades of Love sells racy lingerie, high heel shoes, adult toys, and items meant to enhance a couple's sex life. However, some of those items are edible. That's why the health department ruled the store needed a food permit.

The permit costs about $230 a year. It also means the store is subject to regular health inspections.

Beneitez says, "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."

San Antonio's Sanitarian Services Manager, Stephen Barschewski, told us, "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."

(from KENS-5)

"It's not going to fill you up."

"In case there's a recall."

I'm still chuckling.


Dave said...

Actually, if they are San Antonio sized, they just may fill you up.

Sabra said...

I will have to ask for the health inspector's certificate the next time I go to the Megaplex. Aren't those supposed to be displayed prominently?

AlanDP said...

This is just the S.A. bigwigs and their never-ending fight against "naughty" businesses. The health inspector guy is full of ****, but he'll win because it's cheaper for them to pay the license than to fight it in court--which would also be loaded with S.A. bigwigs who would make sure they'd lose.

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Albatross said...

... if they are San Antonio sized ...

Is that you, Mr. Barkley?