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April 28, 2000
Toronto Public Health Releases Results of Week Eight of Restaurant Blitz
  
Toronto Public Health today released results of week eight of the restaurant
blitz, Monday April 17 to Thursday April 20, 2000. Also, Yogurty's , a food
premise at 1 Dundas Street West re-opened yesterday after re-inspection.

Of the 301 food premises inspected during week eight, 162 were in the downtown
blitz area and 139 were in the rest of the city. After initial inspection, 63
per cent of restaurants in the blitz area and 53 per cent of restaurants in the
rest of the city were not in full compliance and required the second
inspection. However, a total of 99 per cent of the food premises were in
compliance upon second inspection.

As a result of week eight inspections, no restaurants were closed and two
restaurants have charges pending. A full listing of food premises closed and
re-opened, as well as those with charges pending, are on the Toronto Public
Health home page on the City of Toronto Web site at
http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/health/blitz.htm. Since the blitz began at total
of 25 food premises have been closed and 50 food premises have been charged or
have charges pending.

As part of the public consultation process, Toronto Public Health encourages
individuals and organizations to e-mail their comments on access to inspection
information to dinesafe@city.toronto.on.ca. Comments can also be faxed to:
Toronto Public Health, attention Food Disclosure Group, 416-338-2257.


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