P.E.I. food establishments continue to get warnings from Environmental Health inspectors for not providing water samples.
The province’s laws state every eating establishment or licensed premises shall be provided an adequate supply of hot and cold water under pressure, the quality of which is satisfactory to the chief health officer.
And now the province requests each food establishment to provide its own water sample.
Brackley Drive-In Theatre and Fun Park in Brackley, Shipwright’s Café in Kensington and Raceway Park Drag Strip Canteen in Oyster Bed Bridge all received letters of intent, one step away from a health order, for not providing a water sample. Raceway Park canteen was also warned for not having a proper approval certificate.
In June, the Health Department notified the operators of restaurants, bars and swimming pools it would no longer be testing their water.
Now, operators must collect their own water samples and have them tested by the province for such potentially deadly bacteria as E. coli.
The Galley Store in Malpeque received a warning letter for not providing a water sample. Dairy Queen in Charlottetown, Harmony House Theatre in Hunter River, Kensington Club and Real Meals in Hyde Park all received warning letters for operating without an approval certificate from the province.