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Food inspectors checking on Flint businesses

Posted at 7:07 PM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2021-01-14 15:59:59-05

A new push is on to make sure you can eat, drink and not be wary in Flint during the water crisis.

The state is now requiring extra steps in food safety because the water is still not safe to drink.

The White Horse Tavern has been a popular watering hole in Flint for decades. As soon as the lead water crisis started, the family who owns the business took action.

Now, the state is following suit.

State officials are sending 14 food inspectors to Flint to make sure any food service business has proper filters.
They will also provide free testing to ensure the filters are working.

Of the 6334 licensed food businesses including restaurants, bars, food processors and grocery stores, about one third have been tested.

Signs are posted to inform customers.

The filters for the businesses can run several hundred dollars. The testing by the state is free and ongoing.