Photo of dog eating from plate at restaurant catches health department’s attention – WSOC TV
CHARLOTTE – A woman said she recently took a photo of a dog eating from a plate at a restaurant in Waverly, South Charlotte.
Tikola McCree said she was with friends from the Foxcroft Wine Company when she noticed the couple on the patio allowing their dog to eat and lick off his plate, utensils and a cutting board.
McCree said she informed the employees and was told the dishes would be washed.
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Mccree said this should not have been allowed for health reasons, so she filed a complaint with the county health department.
“Let me put this out there, I’m a dog lover and I think as we’re coming out of a pandemic I don’t think that’s the right fit for the restaurant,” she said. declared.
Foxcroft said that after receiving the complaint, the health department went to follow up,
Officials found that Foxcroft Wine Company was following state guidelines and no further action was necessary.
However, the health department said, “Contamination of utensils was a violation of the food code.”
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The inspector informed restaurant workers that they “cannot allow dogs to eat from multipurpose plates or lick utensils even if these items are washed. If customers want to provide food or water for their pets, disposable single-serve items can be used and then thrown away. “
The health department did not fine Foxcroft, but informed the restaurant of the proceedings.
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