Fair food and how it's kept safe

Posted at 11:43 PM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 13:48:35-04

When you ask people why they go to the fair, many will agree it's for the variety of deep fried fair food.

This year the fair celebrates its 100th birthday and has 82 food vendors.

Food at the fair is regulated just like any other restaurant in the county. The Department of Public Health requires all vendors to have a health permit and all are inspected before they can open. They have to follow the same code as restaurants and are inspected one to three times during the fair.

Fairgoers say these high standards of cleanliness give them peace of mind when deciding what fried food to choose from.