The DC Department of Health shut down the main cafeteria of the USDA — the agency charged with protecting our nation’s food supply — for health code violations.
- There were several citations, according to the inspection report, including: “water leaking excessively” in the ceiling, employees not wearing hair restraints, and inadequate cleaning of the inside of ice machines, cabinets, surfaces and equipment.
The biggest problem, however, seemed to be mouse droppings found everywhere — in the dry storage room, by the salad bar, behind the ovens, near the serving line, behind the soda machines. There were dead mice in one trap. The rodents can cause some serious diseases.
(Link via the Volokh Conspiracy.)