Warning issued over sales of home-prepared foods

Warning issued over sales of home-prepared foods

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Health officials have issued a warning over an increase in the number of people selling home-prepared foods from their vehicles in Logan business parking lots.

The Bear River Health Department says there's no way to ensure the foods were properly handled because they're not inspected by the government.

State law bars the sale or distribution of home-prepared foods to the public.

The agency urges the public to purchase prepared foods only from permitted establishments or from those with temporary food handler permits.

Officials warn that foods not properly handled or not kept at specific temperatures can cause life-threatening illnesses. They say such food-borne illnesses include hepatitis A, E. coli, salmonella and botulism.


Information from: The Herald Journal

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