No health violations in November for P.E.I. restaurants

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If the Department of Health and Wellness handed out gold stars, every P.E.I. business that serves food would get one.

Ryan Neale, senior environmental health officer with the department, said they didn’t note a single violation during the month of November.

Inspectors visit every business that serves food, checking to make sure food surfaces are being cleaned and that food is being stored at proper temperatures.

The department uses a graduated level of enforcement, starting with a warning letter, moving up to notice of intent to issue a health order and, finally, the most serious of the three, an actual health order.

Not so much as a warning letter was issued to a single business in November.

Neale said operators deserve credit for their continued efforts in operating safe food premises, as well as reminding them about the importance of food safety around the holiday season.

Organizations: Department of Health and Wellness

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