Gas Explosion at the Stony Brook Food Business Incubator in Calverton Impacts Food Producers

Gas Explosion at the Stony Brook Food Business Incubator in Calverton Impacts Food Producers

On August 10th, a gas explosion at the Stony Brook Food Business Incubator in Calverton caused extensive damage to several businesses, including The Biscotti Company. More than 70 other food producers were also affected by the blast. 

A “Go Fund Me” has been set up to help these businesses with their financial burdens. 100% of the funds raised will be turned over to the food producers.

The gas explosion occurred at around 8:55 am. Firefighters responded quickly and were able to contain the impact within a few hours. However, the damage had already been done. The blast destroyed several industrial ovens and heavily damaged the baking room. Only one person was injured. 

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The Biscotti Company is just one of the businesses affected by the explosion. The family-owned business has been operating for almost three years. They are well-known for their artisan biscotti, which are shipped all over the country. The company was forced to close its doors after the explosion and is currently working in a temporary kitchen while repairs are underway. 

Bruno LoGreco, founder of The Biscotti Company says, “we are determined to restore our operations to 100% as soon as possible.” 

The blast also impacted more than 70 other food producers. These businesses provide food for restaurants, grocery stores, and other businesses in the area. Many have been forced to close while they wait for repairs to be completed. The “Go Fund Me” was set up to help these businesses with their financial burdens during this difficult time. 

The gas explosion at the Stony Brook Food Business Incubator in Calverton has had a significant impact on the food industry in the Long Island area. Dozens of businesses have been forced to close, and many more are struggling to stay afloat. A “Go Fund Me” has been set up to help these businesses with their financial burdens during this difficult time. 100% of the funds raised will be turned over to the food producers.

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