The upscale food-court atmosphere that prevails at so many farmers markets has prompted Jeffco health authorities to impose stricter regulations on food vendors selling items typically offered at restaurants.
Some small-business operators are complaining, and some are choosing to take their offerings elsewhere.
Vendors selling what are called potentially hazardous food items — such as burritos, tamales, pizza slices, hamburgers and salads — for immediate consumption must now submit a plan to health authorities first and obtain a $255 mobile unit license.
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