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NY State Fair food inspections: 61 vendors cited in 2017 for things that can cause illness

State health inspectors found more than 100 critical violations by 61 food vendors at the 2017 New York State Fair, records show.

The state provided a list of violations in response to a Freedom of Information request by Syracuse.com.

The state health department investigated two consumer complaints of illness during the fair, but they were unsubstantiated, staff said.

Critical violations relate directly to factors that could lead to food-borne illnesses. They generally involve the food condition or source, cooking and storage temperatures, sanitary practices of food workers, water and sewage, pest contamination and use of toxic materials, according to health department staff.

The health department also found 371 non-critical violations, which do not directly relate to illness but could negatively affect the operation of the restaurant.

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