A group of University of Regina students are alleging that they
suffered from food poisoning after eating at the new Mr. Sub in the University
Center last week.
Yvonne Schiller of the Regina Health District confirmed that complaints have been
made against the Mr. Sub in the new University Center.|
"We have received some complaints and the food inspector will follow those complaints up," she said Tuesday.
Schiller noted that the complaints don't necessarily indicate food-related illnesses.
"(The illnesses) aren't necessarily from the restaurant that they ate at...it is too early to tell."
Meanwhile, Fine Arts student Scottie Walder believes her illness last week was caused by food poisoning from a sandwich purchased at Mr. Sub.
"I thought I had the flu, but the other people I knew who ate there said they were also sick. Our sickness wasn't (contagious) and we were only sick for twenty-four hours," remarked Hanson.
Hanson says she has filed a complaint with the Health department
because she is suspicious of cross-contamination.|
"They (the employees at Mr. Sub) wore gloves but didn't wash their hands between making the subs."
First year pre-Optometry student Nathan Flaman also had an experience with tainted food.
"I wouldn't recommend (Mr. Sub) to other students. I know I won't go back there until they get things cleaned up."
Fellow student Kristin Anderson and her brother Richard also claim they became sick after eating at Mr. Sub and have filed a complaint with the Health department.
"My brother and I were both sick...we heard from our friends that ate there and that they got sick also. I know eight or nine others who also got sick after eating there," she said.
"If the place doesn't have proper standards than they should shut it down. " Engineering student Scott Walder says he also became sick after eating at Mr. Sub on Saturday, but believes his sickness was an isolated case.
"It was just an isolated case. I have ate there lots of time before
and have never had any problems."
Walder says he has no plans to file a complaint.
Meanwhile, Student's Union president Dave Beros says he has heard a lot of complaints about the Mr. Sub during the last few days.
"I've had students come into my office and complain and a couple have telephoned me," said Beros.
"Certainly those complaints are legitimate. If the university is operating services that are endangering the health of students then I have a concern."
Pat Doyle, district manager of food services at the university, declined comment on Tuesday. VERSA food services, which controls the Mr. Sub outlet on campus, could not be reached for comment at its head office in Toronto at press time.