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Health inspectors work to keep State Fair food safe


OKLAHOMA CITY — By 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oklahoma County health inspector Tolonda Owens already had a busy day.

KFOR caught up with her as she inspected a burger stand at the State Fairgrounds.

“They are concerned about doing it right and that’s why they asked them to come here a little earlier than they needed to. They want to open and stay open,” Owens said.

The 2012 Oklahoma State Fair is a first for the burger stand Owens inspected.

Owner Tom Grace has sold his burgers and fries all over Texas but never in the Sooner State.

“We want to make sure we meet all those requirements so we don’t have some last-minute uh-ohs we have to fix,” Grace said.

All over the fairgrounds, inspections like that one were going on Wednesday.

Food safety is a paramount concern at the two-week event and starts with proper inspection. 

Link: Oklahoma State Fair