Texas Town Says Edible Undies Could Pose a Health Hazard
It’s not too often that fashion news earns front page billing. But seems in San Antonio they take their edible lingerie pretty seriously because live in late breaking news: A new city regulation has some panties in a bunch. In an exclusive story, reporters scooped the firestorm of controversy brewing over whether Shades of Love lingerie –a racy, area sex shop — should be required to have a food permit for its edible X-rated wares.
For her part, the owner says it’s totally ridiculous (we’re talking about the law, not the story). “Everything is sold as novelty,” she said. “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.” Hmm, guess I won’t be having that chocolate body paint on my peanut butter sandwich after all.
But the health department isn’t budging. “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,” said San Antonio’s Sanitarian Services Manager, Stephen Barschewski. On the hunt for answers, KENS 5 dug around and found that other otherwise tasteless stores (like Dillard’s department stores and several auto parts stores) are also required to have food permits because they sell chocolate bars. So it looks like Shades of Love is going to have to pony up and pay for the permit — though it’s definitely not an easy swallow.