Toronto chefs are ticked off with the city’s new food poisoning snitch line.
The GastroBusters 6 month pilot project was launched as a “secure and confidential” way for diners to report online the details of their food poisoning illness to Toronto Public Health.
Some restaurateurs say the anonymous nature of the program lends itself to abuse by ill-willed diners and competitors making false claims.
When a diner logs onto the city’s website, there is a choice whether to leave contact info or report it anonymously. Inspectors then will follow up with the person if a contact number is provided and try to figure out the source of illness.
Is this program a waste of time and money? Should you have to leave your name when making a complaint?