Re: Waterbearers....pay heed
- In that case lunches and feasts should be done by licensed caterers.
--- In Ayreton@yahoogroups.com, suzanearley@... wrote:
> The problem deals with food/beverage distribution itself and the
modern regulations surrounding that practice, not the reason for the
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> From: "alta_gioiosa" <alta_gioiosa@...>
> > My memory is that originally the water-bearing service was
> > up by the Chirurgeonate. Is there any reason not to put this back
> > under their supervision? Labeled not as "serving beverages", but
> > as "providing first aid", i.e. mitigating the preliminary signs
> > heat exhaustion? Would this be a better option, since our first
> > crew is properly trained, and able to administer other minor
> > treatment, like bandaids and such?
> > Teleri
> > --- In Ayreton@yahoogroups.com, "sirkilian" wrote:
> > >
> > > From the President, Patrick Anderson:
> > >
> > >
> > > Earlier this year, I was asked by several people in the
> > waterbearing
> > > community to examine the various laws of states and countries
> > related
> > > to waterbearing as an organized and official activity of the
> > Inc.
> > > Various states have informed officers of the SCA, Inc. that
> > our
> > > activity does not directly violate the food codes or health
> > egulations
> > > of their states, if there were to be an outbreak of illness,
> > SCA,
> > > Inc. could be held liable for that outbreak. Several health
> > > professionals and attorneys have reviewed this topic and agree
> > with
> > > this assessment.
> > ...lots more snipped...
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- I believe the actual certification is called "Food Safe", but I could
be wrong about the title. In fact there are several scadians in the
area who are "food safe" qualified and it has come in handy. Some
sites in the area have required a food safe person to be on site
during the cooking and preparing of food. If we didn't have one the
site would have provided one to us at additional cost.
However, the waterbearing issue isn't saying that there can be no
water bearing done at events. I believe the proposal (which is all it
is for now but I am guessing it will pass), specifically states that
water bearing isn't being banned simple that SCA, Inc will no longer
be sponsoring it in any way.
I have seen a lot of waterbearing done at the several local events
that take place. Most of which, to my knowledge, is done outside the
auspices of any official SCA water bearing warrant(s). I'm fully
willing to admit that I could be wrong on that point but as there have
been very few events that I have seen any water bearing symbols on the
people doing water bearing I feel that is likely a safe conclusion.
We're helpful and nice folks, I really don't see this having a huge
impact locally though at larger inter-kingdom events, I am certain it
will get interesting. I for one am sad to see this measure taken but
also understand at least some of the reasoning behind it and support
Just my thoughts,
Ian the Green
--- In Ayreton@yahoogroups.com, "Ehrenfried Schertenleib"
> In that case lunches and feasts should be done by licensed caterers.
> --- In Ayreton@yahoogroups.com, suzanearley@ wrote:
> > The problem deals with food/beverage distribution itself and the
> modern regulations surrounding that practice, not the reason for the
> food/beverage distribution.
> > Ghita