Restaurant Inspector Reassigned (Updated)

According to a report from the Munjoy Hill News, city health inspector Michele Sturgeon is no longer inspecting restaurants for Portland.

D. Michele Sturgeon, CFPM, CPO and Portland’s Health Inspector is no longer inspecting  Portland restaurants.  Instead, State Health Inspectors are doing the work for which Sturgeon was hired last year – she’d been on the job just over a year when the change was made…

Update: Both the Press Herald and the Bangor Daily News are now reporting that Sturgeon is going on medical leave and that the change in responsibilities is temporary.

Portland’s health inspector is going on a medical leave that is unrelated to her high-profile work inspecting and shutting down several city restaurants for code violations.