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UAlbany dining facilities receive fewer health code violations than last year

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Janie Frank

News Editor

6/22/2015

Photo from www.flickr.com Dining facilities in the UAlbany Campus Center have been prone to health code violations, but the number of violations for the 2014 year have shown a trend of improvement from past years.
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Dining facilities in the UAlbany Campus Center have been prone to health code violations, but the number of violations for the 2014 year have shown a trend of improvement from past years.

Most of the eateries at the University at Albany are more sanitary now than they were in the spring semester of 2014, according to an inspection carried out by the Albany County Department of Health.

For example, no rodents were found during this year’s inspection of the locations, even though there were some found on Dutch Quad last year.

The most recent inspection on campus, which rated eateries based on how many blue or red violations they have, occurred this April.

Cusato’s Pizzeria was the only location on campus that did not receive a violation, although it received three blue violations last year.

No eatery owned by UAlbany this year had more than three violations, a drastic improvement from last year’s peak of nine blue violations in Alumni Quad.

However, not everything has improved. Last year, none of the quads received any red violations,which are violations more likely to contribute to food contamination or illness. This year, Dutch Quad received a red violation for not cooking foods at a hot enough temperature. The Quad received two other blue violations for storage and drainage issues.

Alumni Quad and State Quad received the highest amount of blue violations, with three each.

Alumni’s violations were in regards to food storage, garbage areas and improper equipment, while State Quad received violations for food storage, inadequate lighting and ventilation, drainage and plumbing concerns.

Indian Quad, Colonial Quad, and the Campus Center each received one blue violation for the same problem, also related to drainage and plumbing concerns.

To view these inspections or the inspections of other eateries in Albany county, visit www.access.albanycounty.com/restaurantinspections.

 

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