Health Department: Some NYC College Dining Halls Don’t Make The Grade
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - When college students in New York City learn about conditions at their dining halls, they might lose their lunch.
At Pace University‘s main cafeteria in Lower Manhattan last month, city health inspectors found food not kept at the proper temperature, workers using bare hands, workers not washing their hands, and soiled wiping cloths.
WCBS 880’s Sean Adams: Pace University Is Not Alone
The cafeteria received the lowest grade, a C. It was closed for two meal periods.
The New York Times reports that when it reopened, students boycotted.
It’s left a bad taste in their mouths.
“My meal plan ran out. So, I wouldnt be spending money in there,” one student told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams. “I don’t think the food is worth the money that they’re charging.”
Some were surprised by the results.
“Yeah, we definitely didn’t see anything that was that bad,” said another student.
Pace is not alone. Health inspectors found roaches and mice at three Fordham University eateries, and the same at Bank Street College.
New York University‘s Hayden Hall received a C, but seven other dining options at the school got As.
Schools tell the Times they’re going to do a better job.