by Stephanie Fail
Due to an inquiry from the Boston Herald, city health inspectors made a visit to Occupy Boston’s camp in Dewey Square Wednesday to check that all medical and food services offered to occupiers were up to code. The food-serving station and medical tent both passed inspection.
Officials gave a few minor suggestions, such as setting up a hand-washing station in the front of the food tent. Previously, campers had been relying on hand sanitizer, with the hand-washing station located at the neighboring medic tent.
“They were kind of nice,” said Frank, a chef who has been volunteering at the food tent for several weeks. “After a couple minutes it was clear they didn’t want to be the media’s tool to take us down.”
The other suggestions were to reorganize the dishwashing area, to keep things a bit neater, and to get rid of a fridge that was holding food at 48 degrees instead of the required 40.
The medical team is also planning ahead by organizing a flu shot clinic for occupiers.