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State makes it hard for food vendors to make a living
The writer is executive director of the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law.
DNC food vendors must have a contract with a restaurant or commissary to get a health inspection and license. That might sound reasonable, but it isn’t.
I represent Steve Pruner who was arrested in 2010 in Durham, yes arrested, for selling hot dogs without a license.
He asked for an inspection of his food cart and home kitchen, but without a commissary agreement, he couldn’t get one.
Inspecting the food cart vendors use and the facilities where they store their food, whether that facility is a commissary or their home, will adequately protect the public health and allow hard working North Carolinians like Steve to earn a living.