Taste Of Charlotte Vendors Taking Extra Precautions Against E-Coli
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--The Mecklenburg County Health Department said there are no local cases
At the Brazz Steakhouse booth, Mital Naik is prepared to feed five thousand people a sampling
As Health Officials race against the clock to determine the cause of an e-coli outbreak just hours away in Atlanta, Naik said he's making sure his high end steak house's meat is thoroughly cooked and washed. Naik said, "It's something you have to think about."
At the Carolina Ale House booth, Lauren Gadzia says they're also taking extra precautions. "It's very important. I don't think anyone wants to be sick," said Lauren Gadzia.
West Charlotte residents Kyle McKinney and Shronday Hagans say they used plenty of hand sanitizer in between sampling just about everything from nachos to cupcakes. "We made a little map of the places we're going to touch so we followed through and nothing has disappointed us yet," said Shronday Hagans.
While they say they are keeping a close eye on the cooking conditions, they're already planning to come back to North Carolina's largest food festival tomorrow. "I know we're gonna pay attention to the news a lot more often just to make sure if they do have any in North Carolina we can stay afloat on it," said West Charlotte resident Kyle McKinney.
Health inspectors say they will patroll the Taste of Charlotte if they need to. So far they say they haven't seen any problems.