CNE food poisoning

Two more restaurants shut down at the 2013 CNE

Don't blame the cronut, man. Two more food booths have been shut down by Toronto public health at the 2013 CNE, as the fair suffers something of a public relations crisis. Bourbon Street Grill and Bao 360 Shanghai Express have been told to pack it up and go home after food safety infractions were detected by city officials on Tuesday. This follows the drama surrounding the aforementioned cronut burger, which was pegged as the source of hundreds of cases of food poisoning earlier this week when it was discovered that something wasn't right about the maple bacon jam cooked up by Le Dolci.

Although the specific infractions are yet to be made public, the CNE has also noted that the restaurants — both operated by Innovated Restaurant Group — were also in violation of their contracts with the Ex. This is another blow for the CNE, who's touted its food offerings as a major draw over the last few years. On the bright side (from a PR standpoint), at least it's not some wacky item like a bacon and peanut butter milkshake that's been written up.

And, hey, there's actually still some really good food at the Ex. Caveat emptor.


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