The 9-day closure of a popular Lewiston, ME, restaurant has created such a kerfuffle that Food Safety News has looked deeper into what happened.  Dialing back to last year, it seems an emerging cockroach infestation concerned restaurant staff who tried working with their pest control contractor but found it necessary

Continue Reading Its own staff reported the cockroach infestation that led to the politically charged closure of Maine restaurant

UPDATE- The Lewiston City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to postpone any action on the items below until March 19. No change in city restaurant inspections or staffing will occur until after that date.

All the following stem from the temporary January closure of a popular restaurant called DaVinci’s at

Continue Reading City ending local restaurant inspections in retaliation against its inspectors for closing a popular restaurant

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a case of hepatitis A in a Falmouth food service worker. Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. It can spread through person-to-person contact or by consuming contaminated food or water.

The individual worked

Continue Reading Maine health agency issues alert after food service worker tests positive for hepatitis A

A food service worker with an acute Hepatitis A infection has been identified in Cumberland County, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC). The worker served food while infectious from Sept. 29 to Oct. 11, 2014. Officials did not disclose the name of the Cumberland
Continue Reading Maine CDC: Patrons of Unnamed Restaurant May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis A