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Food Banned at Pa. Funeral Homes (Again)

A federal appeals court this week reversed a 2012 ruling, reinstating a food ban at Pennsylvania funeral homes.

Following a ruling this week, funeral homes are again banned from serving food. (Patch file photo)
Following a ruling this week, funeral homes are again banned from serving food. (Patch file photo)

Food service at Pennsylvania funeral homes has been banned —again.

The ban originally was part of a 1952 food safety ruling, but was overturned in 2012 by a federal judge who deemed it unconstitutional, CBS reported.

The ruling was overturned yet again this week, when a federal appeals court reversed the 2012 ruling.

During the time that food service in funeral homes was legal in the commonwealth, funeral homes would often arrange luncheons and similar events to follow funerals not being held at churches or other religious buildings, CBS said.

Those arrangements are now illegal again.

What do you think about food service in Pennsylvania funeral homes?


Barnacle Bill March 07, 2014 at 02:51 PM
speaking of a genius, edward j hildenbrand you are obviously the only one in this room...A simple health department certificate would suffice. not every funeral home is as you portray it. get a grip bud. with your attitude you are the one that needs the luck.
Edwin J Hildenbrand March 07, 2014 at 04:03 PM
Barnacle Bill...you've obviously been out to sea too long..?? It won't pass the health dept because there's a dangerous carcinogen in the building..every funeral home in Pittsburgh is pretty much the same pal...the EPA and OSHA know it and so does the health department..daah?? Restaurants don't have formaldehyde in their buildings..funeral homes that do embalming do..you must own a funeral home..sorry I ruined your day..I'll sell you a piece of jewelry with an ash in it for $10,000...just send the check first..?? Anyway to make a buck..??
Avery Schlacter May 01, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Thanks for sharing this with me. I think this looks like a beautiful funeral home. I've been looking around for a good one. <a href='http://www.ohalloranmurphy.com/fh/facilities/home.cfm?&fh_id=12984' > http://www.ohalloranmurphy.com/fh/facilities/home.cfm?&fh_id=12984 </a>

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