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Flint food establishments urged to get water inspections

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Officials are encouraging food establishments in Flint to take advantage of free water safety inspections being offered amid the city's crisis with lead-tainted water.

Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley joined other officials on Friday to show how the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Genesee County Health Department are working with restaurants, bars, food markets and food processors to ensure safety.

Officials say food establishments must take extra precautions, including having water tested by an accredited laboratory to prove it is safe to use; installing approved water filters as needed; flushing unfiltered faucets; or using commercially bottled water.

The state is paying for water testing and sending out inspectors. Officials say health inspectors are focusing on priority facilities such as those that provide childcare.

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