DENVER -- From gourmet dishes to hot dogs and cracker jacks, Colorado Rockies baseball fans have plenty to cheer about in the stands at the ballpark. In this week’s Restaurant Report Card, we take you behind the counters at Coors Field to find out what health inspectors find during inspections.
Our first stop, “Aramark’s” main kitchen which supplies all of the food for the snack bars on levels one through three. The main kitchen knocked it out of the park with zero violations. But, inspectors did call a strike against Aramark for what they found in the ground level food storage warehouse.
Inspectors “observed 20-30 mouse droppings along walls…in warehouse” a critical violation. According to the inspection, the facility assigned one person the daily duty of checking affected areas and cleaning them.
Danica Lee, supervisor for Denver Environmental Health said, “In a venue like this, especially in an urban area, pest control is a constant issue and we know that from working at all our facilities downtown.”
The next hit goes to the Sand Lot where a private Coors Field restaurant has its own kitchen. Health inspectors cited the "Lot" for debris and build up in the ice machine, a non- critical violation.
Dippin Dots Section 115
Inspectors did call some fouls at the food stands including the Dippin Dots section 115 where “an employee was touching the food he was scooping with bare hands.”
Also, inspectors cited Section 319 for the “food contact surfaces not being sanitized” and “no water in the hand sink.” Finally, inspectors marked The Tornadough stand in section 154 for “storing poisonous or toxic materials too close to the food.”
To search for health code violations at Coors Field, click on the link to Denver Environmental Health and type in the ball park’s address, 2001 Blake Street, in the search field.
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