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Fourteen food vendors cited at block party

Original post made on Aug 16, 2011

The county health department has issued 14 citations to vendors at the June 22 Menlo Park Block Party.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 8:42 AM

Comments (8)

Posted by Bob, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 16, 2011 at 10:13 am

"Fourteen food vendors cited at block party
It started with a dead pig at Draeger's Market. It ended with 14 citations -- not for Draeger's, but for food vendors at the June 22 Menlo Park Block Party. (Tuesday, 8:42 AM)"

Editor you might want to change this teaser which implies Draeger's did something terribly wrong. Perhaps "a dead pig meant for a school dissection lab" in the teaser would be more appropriate.

PS - glad it was a "dead" pig for dissection, a live one wouldn't have been very kosher, for the pig.

Posted by Bob, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 16, 2011 at 10:16 am

"$918 bill for the inspector's overtime" - for how many hours?

What do these inspectors get paid?

Posted by Hmm, a resident of another community
on Aug 16, 2011 at 10:44 am

I agree w/Bon - the headline is misleading & can cause a negative rep for Draeger's.

Posted by Phil, a resident of Atherton: other
on Aug 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm

This occurred in June? So, it is a smear story. Old news.

Posted by Donna Largent, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 16, 2011 at 2:56 pm

As I drive around the entire community of Menlo and Atherton, I see these big shiny vans at construction sites selling primarily Mexican food. I have often wondered if they are legitimate and have permits and the cleanliness we should expect.

I would love to know how these "mom and pop" enterprises are regulated.


Donna Largent

Posted by Guest, a resident of another community
on Aug 16, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Donna, the catering trucks are licensed by county public health and subject to inspections and food handling requirements of the county. The ones at the street fair seem to have been licensed.

If you know the name of the company you can look them up at the county public health web site.

For example I looked up the catering truck Butterscotch on the Go. They are licensed and the county showed they have been inspected and show no violations.

Posted by Interested, a resident of another community
on Aug 16, 2011 at 3:51 pm

How does the Chamber of Commerce get away with filing for a permit AFTER and event. You try it and see how far you get.

Posted by wap, a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Aug 17, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Government once again assessing fines and serving, in this case, a useless function. Wish they would butt out of our life.

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