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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 562
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F.S. 562.025
562.025 Possession of beverages as food ingredients.This chapter shall not be construed to prohibit the owner or employee of a public food service establishment from possessing or using alcoholic beverages manufactured pursuant to law as ingredients to enhance the flavor of food prepared in connection with the operation of such establishment, provided that such public food service establishment meets the following criteria:
(1) Such public food service establishment shall hold a license which allows consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises, issued by the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco; and
(2) Such public food service establishment shall hold a license issued by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.

Every such establishment shall maintain a menu on the premises which menu shall clearly designate the food containing alcoholic beverages. Daily specials need not be so posted. Alcoholic beverages may be used by the above licensees only as ingredients to enhance the flavor of food prepared and served on the licensed premises. It is the intention of this section to allow the use of such alcoholic beverages by the aforementioned licensees in the actual cooking of food and in the enhancement of the flavor of certain foods and desserts. This section shall not be construed so as to permit any other use of alcoholic beverages by such licensees or the purchase of spirituous beverages except from a licensed vendor.

History.s. 1, ch. 79-70.