Nearly two-thirds of Hamilton NJ’s food establishments went uninspected in 2018, a startling number that has township officials alarmed about why local health officials didn’t prioritize annual checks as provided by state law.
The lists of 332 uninspected retail food establishments includes popular restaurants like DeLorenzo’s Pizza on Sloan Avenue, Rossi’s Bar and Grill on Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, and JoJo’s Tavern and Bill’s Olde Tavern, both on Nottingham Way.
The Stone Terrace by John Henry’s, the site of Kelly Yaede’s 2019 mayor’s ball, and Fame Restaurant — a personal favorite of GOP mayoral challenger David Henderson — also appeared on a list of places that township health officials, under the direction of health officer Jeff Plunkett, failed to visit in 2018, according to records obtained by The Trentonian.
The 90,000-resident township had 509 food establishments in 2018, one fewer than the year before, when township health officials managed to inspect all but four of them, records show.
The food establishments on the list weren’t inspected through no fault of their own. That responsibility fell on Plunkett and his staff at the township health department. Township officials said they’ve received no explanation from Mayor Kelly Yaede’s administration for the drastic year-to-year reduction in restaurant inspections and hoped to get answers from the township health officer at Tuesday’s meeting of the local board of health.
So 509 establishments, 332 NOT INSPECTED in 2018 while in 2019 there were 510 joints and 506 WERE INSPECTED and Mayor Kelly Yaede just didn’t notice it??? “Hamiltonians should have confidence in having a mayor who prioritizes public health and safety, who does not lie, and who puts the public first. Unfortunately, Hamilton has a mayor with none of the qualities,” Council president Jeff Marin said. “If Mayor Yaede’s administration lied about the problems at the animal shelter and lied about conducting basic health inspections, what else is she and her administration lying about?”
Jeff Plunkett also serves as health officer for East Windsor and Upper Freehold. According to the East Windsor Township Health Department webpage he is still employed there. he’s also on their Contact the Township list.
HOW? Have you made a complaint to East Windsor about any restaurant? Was it even followed up on? The East Windsor GOP demands to know whether it’s safe to eat at East Windsor NJ restaurants.