In a phone interview earlier this week, Chief Public Health Sanitarian Sal Nesci said Middletown health officials have tried to work with Food Not Bombs for eight months to avoid involving the police.
said the group has repeatedly failed to comply with the Connecticut public health code, which requires publicly-served food to be prepared in a licensed and inspected facility.
"We have reason to believe that individuals have been taking food out of dumpsters in the name of Food Not Bombs
said operating continues to put Food Not Bombs
in violation, and "we will continue to uphold the laws we are charged with upholding."
"We appreciate the cause and we would like to support the cause, but not in the fashion they are bringing it to light," Nesci
, shut them down and throw them all in jail.