Is Icecream taxed in Ohio?

I am going to be opening a mobile food truck which will primarily be selling ice cream by the scoop (not prepackaged like most ice cream trucks do).  Is hand dipped ice cream sold by the scoop going to require me to collect sales tax?  i tried to find the answer on the Ohio Tax website, but was not able to find any information or rules that I can get answers from.  First person who can find me the information on the Ohio Tax website gets the Best Answer points.

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    Lv 7
    4 months ago
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    It should be exempt but you will still need a local business license as well as approval from your local health department.  "Vendors are required to collect sales tax for many services and products. However, some products are exempt from sales tax. Most food items, for example, are not subject to sales tax unless they are consumed on the premises where they are purchased.

    You'll notice this when you purchase food from a drive-thru. After purchasing your meal, look at your receipt. Food items will not be taxed. However, if you go into the restaurant and eat your meal, your food items will be taxed."

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