Reporters got a sneak peek of what's to come at the CNE this year.
The annual festival, which usually indicates an end of summer for school kids, kicks off on Friday.
Meanwhile, organizers at the CNE aren't taking any chances with food vendors this year.
20 food inspectors will be conduction inspections at the CNE's food building on opening day (Friday, Aug. 15). That same group will be back one week later for another full inspection, and in between then, a smaller group of inspectors will be working there daily.
Organizers want to avoid a repeat of what happened last year, when over 200 people got sick after eating the "cronut" burger. The bacon jam topping on the burger was contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus toxin, according to Toronto Public Health. That led to more than 79 cases of foodborne illness.
The burger was sold at Epic Burgers and Waffles and was voluntarily taken off the menu after the illnesses were reported. The burger will not be served this year, either.
Speaking to CTV Toronto, Sylvanus Thompson with Toronto Public Health said, "If it's in Toronto, we'll be inspecting those premises prior to the food being taken to the CNE. We'll be looking at all the foods that will be transported to the CNE to ensure there is no … cross-contamination."
Food vendors are required to give CNE organizers a list of all the foods they will be selling and preparing, as well.