ABC News & ESPN: Sports Stadiums Have Food Safety Problems

Remember last week when Sports Illustrated reported that more baseball parks were offering AYCE tickets at their stadium concession stands? This week ABC News and ESPN have produced what seems like the companion piece to that story.  Here's what it said:


“ESPN's “Outside the Lines” reviewed health department inspection reports
for food and beverage outlets at all 107 North American arenas and
stadiums that were home to Major League Baseball, National Football
League, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association teams
in 2009. At 30 of the venues (28 percent), more than half of the
concession stands or restaurants had been cited for at least one
“critical” or “major” health violation. Such violations pose a risk for
foodborne illnesses that can make someone sick, or, in extreme cases,
become fatal.”

Does it give you pause on consuming that hot dog and nacho combo?  Check out this map to see how your local sports stadium stacks up.

FYI: At Angel Stadium, it reports, 16% of the vendors “were in violation..

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