Sodexo receives health violations across campus

Source: Brendan Zarkower, Pipe Dream, May 10, 2016

Binghamton University Dining Services, operated by Sodexo, is subjected to regular health inspections by the New York State Department of Health (DOH). During the last inspection of the Marketplace, which took place on April 5, 2016, five violations were found. One of the violations was labeled as a critical violation, meaning that the violation relates directly to factors that could lead to foodborne illness. … “Cooked chicken thighs found in hot hold at Mein Bowl at 125-130°F,” reads the report. “Cooked beef at 112-120°F, reheated to 165°F then hot hold at no less than 140°F.” The minimum required temperature for “hot holding,” or storing after cooking, is 140 degrees, meaning that beef found at Mein Bowl was nearly 30 degrees colder than the DOH’s required temperature. … Mein Bowl, like Tully’s and Moghul, is an independently operated sub-contractor of Sodexo, which means that the day-to-day operations are overseen by Mein Bowl management. Other violations recorded at the Marketplace were minor in nature and not considered direct risks to food safety. These include missing thermometers in several locations, employees found eating in the store room and severely damaged deep fryer baskets at both Mein Bowl and Pandini’s.