WARRANTS: Closed Caterer Provided Food To Big-Name Pitt Co. Health Businesses


Authorities say a closed catering business provided food to some big-name health care companies in Pitt County without the proper health permits.

Robbie Nicholson of Greenville is charged with 13 additional misdemeanor counts of violating the public health law. Health officials claim that Robbie's Grill and Catering didn't have a health permit to operate as a food business.

Warrants say Nicholson provided catered food to some well known health and medical businesses in the county. Those include Vidant Health Regional Rehabilitation Center, Spring Arbor of Greenville, ECU Physicians, Eastern Psychiatric & Behavioral Specialists, East Carolina Neurology, Pitt Family Physicians, Eastern Carolina Ear, Nose and Throat-Head & Neck Surgery, and Eastern Nephrology Associates. Another business, according to the warrants, was Attends Healthcare Products.

Environmental health inspectors earlier this month said they found Nicholson's catering business off Grimesland Bridge Road with no running water, electricity or sewage disposal. They also said an opening in the ceiling allowed rain to come into the building, a large gas stove and deep fryers fueled by propane were being used, along with coolers with no ice to store raw food.

Previously Nicholson was charged with two counts of public health violations, while county building inspectors condemned the building.

Nicholson's next court date is May 15th.


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