Thursday, July 29, 2010

How Dirty Are Concession Stands At Your Stadium?

"ESPN's Outside the Lines reviewed health department inspection reports for food and beverage outlets at all 107 North American arenas and stadiums that were home to Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association teams in 2009. At 30 of the venues (28 percent), more than half of the concession stands or restaurants had been cited for at least one "critical" or "major" health violation. Such violations pose a risk for foodborne illnesses that can make someone sick, or, in extreme cases, become fatal."

So begins an article posted on that you can read HERE.  Its focus is an interactive map that allows you to click on any of the stadia surveyed to see the reported violations.  My hometown parks, Qualcomm Stadium and Petco Park in San Diego, came out pretty well actually.  Surprisingly to me, all the really chronic violators seem to be in the state of Florida.

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