Health Inspections at Frontier Days

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) - The Wyoming Health Department is at Cheyenne Frontier Days to make sure the food is safe to eat.

"So, what we're trying to do out here is assure that all the food is safe to eat for the consuming public," said environmental health supervisor Roy Kroeger. "So we come out here on a daily basis in fact many times we're out here two and three times a day."

The department has six staff on site at Frontier Park each day to check food and cooler temperatures and sanitizer levels to make sure it's all good to go.

They also check general workspaces to ensure the vendors have appropriate facilities to wash their hands and stations to stop the spread of food borne illness.

It's a big job at Frontier Days.

"So, we feel that it's very important to be out here just to be a second set of eyes," Kroeger said. "When these guys are tired they may not do the right thing or they may miss something and so we're just out here making sure those things don't get missed."

Like many businesses, CFD is a busy time for the department. On a normal day they do one or two inspections, but during CFD they do close to 50 each day.