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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Food Safety After Tornado

Huron County | by Dianne Colgan  

Health Unit trying to ensure Goderich restaurants are safely operating after tornado.

The Huron County Health Unit is making sure Goderich restaurants are back up and running safely after the August tornado.

Public Health Manager Bob Worsell says because the hydro and gas were off for many areas in the days after the tornado, the Health Unit made sure to check all restaurants for food safety.

He says any restaurants that have re-opened by now are safe to eat at, as health unit officials have run inspections on all areas.

Worsell says some businesses were almost completely unaffected by the tornado and were able to re-open once gas was restored to their section of town.

But others remained without hydro for at least a few days and may have not been safe for staff or health unit officials to enter immediately either.

Worsell says it was a challenge to get spoiled food out of some of the affected restaurants, but they worked diligently to make sure everything was safe.

He says residents can rest assured that all restaurants that are open now have been checked by the health unit and are safe to eat at.


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