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Brunswick County to allow roadside shrimp vendors

BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- An update on the future of roadside shrimp vendors: The Brunswick County Health Department says there is not enough evidence to justify regulating the vendors based on health concerns. Some shrimpers had complained that roadside vendors pose a health risk, in part because they sell shrimp out of a cooler even when temperatures hit 90 degrees. New Hanover County requires vendors to have a permit and inspection from county health officials. It also prohibits selling processed or cooked seafood from the side of the road. Pender County does not regulate roadside seafood vendors.

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