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Local East Side Mario's charged after food inspection

Public health inspectors determined the Yonge Street restaurant was not properly sanitizing utensils
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East Side Mario's in East Gwillimbury was charged for failing to properly sanitize utensils after a health inspection last week. 

York Region Public Health inspected the restaurant at 18283 Yonge St., just north of Green Lane, on Feb. 22 and found it was not in compliance with its mechanical dishwashing process. 

The report said it "[failed] to sanitize utensils using a chemical solution at the minimum concentration." 

Food handler education was carried out on site, a temporary measure was put in place and public health ordered a re-inspection. 

The re-inspection on Feb. 24 found that "mechanical equipment not maintained to provide sufficient chemical solution rinse," according to the public health unit. 

Additional food handler education took place and a ticket was issued, the report said.

York Region Public Health issues charges under the provincial Health Protection and Promotion Act. Charges are offence notices with set fines. It can also issue orders, which are verbal or written directions to correct a health hazard. 

Inspections are carried out regularly and reported on weekly. Public health said the reports only speak to the condition of the restaurant at the time of the inspection and don't guarantee its condition at any other time. 

Elizabeth Keith

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Elizabeth Keith is a general assignment reporter. She graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2017. Elizabeth is passionate about telling local stories and creating community.
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