Dollar deal for avoiding food safety compliance gets attention

January 13, 2017

The just-convened Colorado Assembly may be asked to close a loophole in state restaurant regulations during its 120-day session.

In late December the owners of Eden Pho, a restaurant in Weld County, were told they needed to fix problems identified during inspections by local inspectors or the county commission would close down the business.

But the restaurant owners found another option that forced the county to dismiss the violations and start over. They sold Eden Pho — for $1. Because it was under new ownership, it remained open with all its existing problems.

There’s apparently flexibility now in state law. The