A popular hang out for UPEI students has been ordered to change some of the practices it uses to clean dishes.
Environmental health inspectors issued a warning letter to Mickey’s Place on the UPEI campus after inspectors discovered dishes were being improperly washed and some of the sanitizing solution being used on the dishes was too strong.
Joe Bradley of Environmental Health says certain sanitizing solutions can be dangerous if they are used in concentrations higher than recommended. He said levels identified at the campus restaurant did not reach levels that would have been dangerous.
“They had no testing papers or equipment to determine the strength of the solution,” said Bradley.
The initial inspection took place on Jan. 10. The situation was not rectified by Jan. 17 so Environment Health inspectors issued a warning letter.
Mickey’s Place, which is operated by the UPEI Student Union, has made the changes and is now in full compliance.
A warning letter was also issued to Richmond Bakin Express for not having adequate thermometers in its refrigeration units.
An initial inspection on Jan. 11 identified the problem. It was not corrected before a follow up inspection on Jan. 22 so a warning letter was issued.
The changes have since been made.
I Deal Marketing and Catering on East Street in Georgetown had its licence revoked for not paying the $100 annual application fee.
Bradley said the business met all the requirements but the payment was not in a form acceptable to the bank and another payment was not made so the licence was revoked.
Three food establishments received a letter of intent, one step below a health warning, for not providing a water sample.
The province changed the rules last year requiring food establishments to take their own water samples and provide that sample to the province for testing.
Circle K #2117 in Hunter River, Jacques Cartier Memorial Arena in Alberton and Tignish Community Inclusions in Tignish all failed to provide that water sample and were handed the letter of intent.