Fair food vendors open for business after health inspections - WKRN News 2

Fair food vendors open for business after health inspections


With the Tennessee State Fair well underway, health inspectors spend a great deal of time inspecting vendors prior to them selling food to fair-goers.

Health officials are required to inspect each food vendors' stand before they can officially open for business.

"We check every food stand to make sure they meet the requirements to prevent anyone from getting sick," health inspector Yvette Parks said.

She continued, "They have to post [their scores] where the customer can view it."

News 2 made the rounds with an inspector to get a first hand look at the detailed and thorough process.

Inspectors gauge everything from open doors to food temperatures to sanitizing equipment and where food is stored.

If a vendor receives a low or failing score, inspectors come back for a follow-up.

The Tennessee State Fair continues through Sunday.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children. Children two and under are admitted free.

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