Tulsa Health Department to inspect Tulsa State Fair food vendors

TULSA - The Tulsa Health Department will conduct approximately 1,250 food inspections during the Tulsa State Fair.

This year's fair will include more than 200 individual food booths that must be inspected for compliance with State food regulations.

"The Tulsa State Fair has a long history of working very closely with the Tulsa Health Department to ensure that fairgoers can indulge in their favorite fair cuisine without fear of getting a foodborne illness," said Elizabeth Nutt, division manager of environmental public health. "The hard work our staff puts into educating food vendors about food safety and the frequent inspections to make sure vendors are using safe food handling have proven very effective in protecting the public."

Tulsa Health Department sanitarians will put in 820 man hours throughout the duration of the fair. They will educate vendors on appropriate food handling procedures and most importantly, ensuring that proper hand washing techniques are being used.

The 2012 Tulsa State Fair kicks off Sept. 27 and runs through Oct. 7.  For more information, including parking details, an entertainment schedule and a rides list visit www.kjrh.com/tulsastatefair .

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