Is it a lemon harangue from the chamomile cops, or just commonsense food safety? New nationwide food safety rules are starting to bite at country markets, with compliance and annual fees threatening the small profits stall owners hope to make. Unlikely to be an exception, a pensioner on the Kāpiti Coast has been told she could face hefty fees simply because she uses store-bought ginger in her homemade herbal tea.

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