“If something went wrong, we could be sued”

In Great Britain, a nursing home spokeswoman explains why visitors are allowed to bring in cakes and other baked goods only when they’re store-bought, not homemade. (Nanny Knows Best (U.K.), Jun. 14)(via Nobody’s Business). Other food menaces averted: Dec. 13, 1999 (homemade pies), Jan. 29, 2001 (cookies), Feb. 1-3, 2002 (figurines in New Orleans king cake), Apr. 15, 2004 (potluck dinners).

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  • This is not that unheard of. My university tells the same thing to student groups holding events on campus, with the exact same logic.

    The fact that there is a prominant food service company with a contract in the same building is shocking…