ESPN Stadium Food Study: Philadelphia Fares Relatively Well

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ESPN conducted a study of vendor food safety inspections at major stadiums across the US, and Philly faired pretty well.  Relatively speaking.

The stats:

Citizen's Bank Park has 29% of vendors in violation:  A few locations received critical violations for not having a food-safety-certified supervisor present.

Wells Fargo Center (it's official folks) has 15% of vendors in violation:  Inspectors found evidence of mouse and fruit fly infestations at one bar location.

Lincoln Financial Field has 33% of vendors in violation:  One location deemed "out of compliance" incurred two repeat critical violations for not installing sneeze guards on a buffet and not providing a hand-washing station.

Now, before you go getting grossed out, read the reports from New York and Washington.

Madison Square Garden has 61% of vendors in violation:  At one stand, inspectors found "53 mouse excreta" (38 on top of a metal box underneath the cash registers in the front food-prep/service area and 15 on top of a carbonated-beverage dispensing unit.)

Verizon Center has 100% of vendors in violation:  Mice droppings, a critical violation in Washington, were found at at least 10 vendors.

Oh yeah, and don't eat in Florida.

Read the rest of the report here.

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13 Responses

  1. Then why do they have the same article?? I bet you can find that picture on the internet.

  2. Because it was a popular story yesterday all around sports- a study done by ESPN. I bet 100 blogs have some variance of that story. And you will not find that picture on the internet, other than here https://www.crossingbroad.com/2010/04/review-new-food-at-citizens-bank-park.html
    And don’t go using the editor of the 700 level’s name in your post, we’ve spoken before, and he would email me if he had a problem.
    Before you go criticizing people, get your facts straight.

  3. i’m not sure what “me” means. But I’d think Enrico would handle it a little more maturely if he thought we were stealing content (which we’re not).

  4. Surprised Nassau did perfectly. That place is about a thousand years old. As long as the beer at MSG is no contaminated I should be ok

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