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person selling cupcakes illegally or not?

post #1 of 30
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I have a co worker who is selling her son's( who is eleven) cupcakes he makes. He goes door to door and sells them too. My question is she doing this illegal. We live in ky Hebron. I don't even know the requirements of children selling lemon aide on the side of the road. I told her she should check into it if its illegal. She says its only fifty cents. I'm thinking thats fifty cents uncle Sam doesn't know about and what if someone gets sick. I'm wanting to know what u guys think to reassure that I'm right. Plus I know one day my lil girl will want to have a lemon aide stand. What requirements is there for children and want can us parents do to protect our children when doing that. Ty for responding and reading my question.
post #2 of 30
It depends on the laws in your area. Your county health dept will know what type of health permits are required, and city hall should be able to tell you if a permit is necessary for a roadside food stand.

Whether or not the stand is run by a minor is irrelevant, the same laws should apply.
post #3 of 30
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I remember when I was a child u didn't need a permit yo sell lemon aide. My other coworker said that u don't need anything but I.really believe u need a permit BC as a parent they will need to get it to cover for the child. What website would I go to...
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post

It depends on the laws in your area. Your county health dept will know what type of health permits are required, and city hall should be able to tell you if a permit is necessary for a roadside food stand.
post #4 of 30
Based on a quick google search it looks like the Northern KY Health Dept would be a good starting point on the food safety front:
http://www.nkyhealth.org/

And since Hebron is unincorporated, you would talk to someone responsible for permits or planning at the county:
http://www.boonecountyky.org

Of course you may also want to ask yourself how important it is to be on good terms with your co-worker before you pursue this.
post #5 of 30
Thread Starter 
I'm not going to start anything by telling on her. She has enough enemies at work for that. I just like to know I'm correct in my thinking and that I wasn't telling her false information. Plus I do want to have a lemonaide stand set up for my lil girl next year. I don't like doing anything half ass and take the chance of my butt getting into trouble. I'll check that out low key ty for answering my question and giving me the info.
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post

Based on a quick google search it looks like the Northern KY Health Dept would be a good starting point on the food safety front:
http://www.nkyhealth.org/

And since Hebron is unincorporated, you would talk to someone responsible for permits or planning at the county:
http://www.boonecountyky.org

Of course you may also want to ask yourself how important it is to be on good terms with your co-worker before you pursue this.
post #6 of 30
If I were you, I'd suggest that the mother look into it, and then keep your nose out of it.
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post #7 of 30
Thread Starter 
Already did. She did not listen. I'm staying out of it I would like to know if I was right plus I want to know the regulations for a lemonade stand.
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Originally Posted by BrandisBaked View Post

If I were you, I'd suggest that the mother look into it, and then keep your nose out of it.
post #8 of 30

http://www.nkyhealth.org/

Give them a call and ask, they will be able to give you the appropriate info for your area, better than anyone here probably can.

post #9 of 30
Thread Starter 
I will ty
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http://www.nkyhealth.org/
Give them a call and ask, they will be able to give you the appropriate info for your area, better than anyone here probably can.
post #10 of 30

I'm curious why you would care if a little kid is going around selling cupcakes door to door.  When I was 5 I had a KoolAid stand and also sold my neighbors rocks that I colored.  They bought my rocks and KoolAid.   People today over think everything.  There was a news article last year about a child that got sued for selling lemon aid. 

 

If the kid has a trailer and is selling hot dogs and hamburgers at the county fair that might be another story.  

post #11 of 30

I would call Ted Talley, he is the head honcho at the NKY health department. Or give me the info of the lady and I will call. Hebron is my back yard and I spent $17,000 and 7 years or planning to do this right, and my cupcakes start at $2 each. I don't need some 11 year old cutie pie underselling me! I am not that cute anymore, lol!

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post #12 of 30
Thread Starter 
I don't care about him doing it. I care when she brings them to work and charges ppl for them when here I am turning down business and trying to do the right thing and either get a business license or go and work with someone. She let's them sit out all day in ninety and higher weather and still sells them. Her doing this got me thinking of all the legalities of a lemonade stand BC I think my daughter would like to do that when she is a little older and it can teach her about money and I want to do this with her and I'm not wanting to get sued. I had a lemonade stand when I was younger and times have changed ppl get a little too sue happy.
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I'm curious why you would care if a little kid is going around selling cupcakes door to door.  When I was 5 I had a KoolAid stand and also sold my neighbors rocks that I colored.  They bought my rocks and KoolAid.   People today over think everything.  There was a news article last year about a child that got sued for selling lemon aid. 

If the kid has a trailer and is selling hot dogs and hamburgers at the county fair that might be another story.  
post #13 of 30
Thread Starter 
U crack me up. She has a lot of enemies at work they can call on her.
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I would call Ted Talley, he is the head honcho at the NKY health department. Or give me the info of the lady and I will call. Hebron is my back yard and I spent $17,000 and 7 years or planning to do this right, and my cupcakes start at $2 each. I don't need some 11 year old cutie pie underselling me! I am not that cute anymore, lol!
post #14 of 30

leave it alone.. let the child bake and make a few dollars. He will get tired of baking very soon anyway..and the mother will get tired of bringing them to work. Some places dont consider it a business unless you make X amount of profit per year. Doubful this child is going to make that much for tax purposes, lol.

 

AND 50 cents is not going to pay for the ingredients so Im sure this is just a life lesson for the child.

 

I cant believe im even responding to this rediculous thread... these he doing, she doing, always get me fired up, lol.

 

And if some lady stopped by and told my child at a lemonaide stand to go get a permit, I would laugh in her face, just sayin.

Yes I am legal. Now move on and bake..
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Yes I am legal. Now move on and bake..
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post #15 of 30

I would leave it alone. I agree with the statement someone made that the kid will probably get tired of doing it. I personally don't like buying from lemonade stands either. I'd rather just give them some money and not take the lemonade. I don't know how much the kids make by the time they buy the cups and lemonade mix. I know it's fun for them though. A kid in my neighborhood had a great idea, they sold cold cans of soda for $1.00 a can from a cooler. They had signs that said "ice cold soda, $1.00"  I think people were more interested in buying that because you'd pay more than that from a machine. A 24 pack of cold soda costs about $6 and brings in $24...now that's a profit!!!!

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