ON – Today, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brantford, Lana Plank of
Lana Plank Catering pled guilty to the charge of:
or offering for sale food that is unfit for human consumption by reason
of disease, adulteration, impurity or other cause, contrary to section
17 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c H.7, as
"I'd like to commend our staff for their hard work
on this incident," says Jeff Kowal, Manager, Environmental Health. "This
was a prime example of the important role the Health Unit plays in
investigating cases of food-borne illness to keep our community safe and
The charge resulted from a food-borne illness
outbreak that followed a Brant Family and Children's Services staff
luncheon last year on Sept. 10, 2015, where approximately 94 people who
attended the event became ill.
"Food safety is an important
aspect of public health protection, and something we take seriously,"
says Kowal. "Food service workers need to use safe food handling
practices to prevent food-borne illnesses."
The Brant County Health Unit advised anyone hiring a caterer to visit http://inspectionreports.bchu.org/
to see the inspection reports of inspected caterers. Also on the site
are reports from inspected restaurants, personal services settings,
recreational water facilities, and more.