Globe Life Park Ranks Poorly For Food Safety With 109 Violations In Most Recent Inspection
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In its most recent health inspection, Globe Life Park racked up 109 violations, 43 of which were labeled “critical,” which means "linked to the spread of foodborne illnesses," according to Sports Illustrated.
Those numbers put the home of the Texas Rangers near the bottom (No. 20) of Sports Illustrated’s list, ranking food safety across 28 Major League Baseball stadiums. Sports Illustrated obtained data from the most recent health inspections of each stadium to determine the rankings.
Here’s what they found at Globe Life Park, across 78 entities:
“A wide range of violations were observed in a mid-May inspection at Globe Life Park, but issues with holding temperatures, employee hygiene and sanitizer stood out. One employee was observed using a cell phone, before performing job duties without changing gloves or washing hands. Employees at two other food entities did not wash hands when changing tasks. A live roach was observed at one location, and the inspector required the workers to contact pest control.”
Fans shouldn’t panic about violations on their own, but should be wary of violations found across multiple concession stands within a stadium, according to the study.
Inspections are largely standardized, but reporting can vary among health departments across the country. All departments follow the food code provided by the Food and Drug Administration.
Safeco Field in Seattle ranked as the safest place to grab a bite, and Tropicana Field — where the Tampa Bay Rays play — had the most violations. [Sports Illustrated]
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