Casino won't let county inspect eateries

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FireKeepers Casino authorities declined to let county health officials inspect its five restaurants, thus barring public scrutiny of its food safety record. Because the Emmett Township casino is on sovereign American Indian land, governed by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi, the casino is not required by Michigan law to let public health inspectors check its food facilities. Instead, it has hired a private organization to train and test its 600 food and beverage employees.