Ask Us: Are vendors at festivals inspected for food safety practices?
Published 12:00 am Monday, November 18, 2019
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SALISBURY — A reader asked if food vendors at community gatherings such as the Cheerwine Festival, Rowan County Fair and Autumn Jubilee are inspected by an agency for safe food-handling or sanitation practices.
The short answer is yes.
The food inspection process for festivals and other community activities work to limit food-related sicknesses, said Greg McNeely, an environmental health program specialist with the Environmental Health Division of the Rowan County Health Department.