The FDA estimates that there are approximately 76 million cases of foodborne illness in the U.S. each year with many going unreported. While the likelihood of serious complications is unknown, the FDA estimates that two to three percent of all foodborne illnesses lead to secondary long-term illnesses. For example, certain strains of E.coli can cause kidney failure in young children and infants; Salmonella can lead to reactive arthritis and serious infections; Listeria can cause meningitis and stillbirths; and Campylobacter may be the most common precipitating factor for Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Our office is committed to protecting the public from foodborne illness. There are over 170 licensed food service establishments in Glastonbury which are inspected 1 to 4 times a year depending on classification. The types of facilities inspected run the gamut from full service restaurants to convenience stores and include schools, day cares, nursing homes and mobile vendors. Additionally our office inspects and issues temporary food service licenses for events such as the Apple Harvest Festival. All new and substantially renovated food service establishments go through a plan review process before being issued a license.
Last updated: 4/16/2010 2:29:16 PM