As Hannan's post noted, technically, any lemonade stand in Oregon must be licensed. But inspectors, being mostly reasonable people, generally turn the other cheek when it comes to little kids trying to make a buck. Especially kids like Murphy, who was using hand sanitizer between cups to make sure her product was clean, and who is undeniably adorable.
However, in this instance, all of that apparently wasn't enough. As Hannan's post detailed, Murphy and her mom packed up and left soon after two members of the health department showed up with clipboards, with the little girl in tears telling her mom that it was "a bad day." The county employee who oversees the two inspectors says his people made the right move.
Nearly two years later, the post inspired commenter Watcher2 to weigh in:
Licenses don't mean a thing when it comes to public health safety. Look at how many major food companies have had to recall tainted products. Grocery chains and restaurants have had samonella discovered in products that they sell. Lemonade is served cold and the ingredients are extremely unlikely to contain any dangerous bacteria. I would trust a glass of a child's unlicensed lemonade than I would a licensed ball park vender's hot dog.