According to a recent state Department of Health routine inspection, Lancer Food Services in the college’s College Center was cited 25 red points of the 30 allowed before forced closure. Red points are classified as potentially hazardous and can cause cross contamination.
Lancer was cited for improper hand washing, according to Christina Sherman, inspector for the Pierce County Health Department. The report states: “Observed employee putting gloves on without washing hands first.”
According to Sherman, this is a fairly significant health hazard. It can cause the spread of germs from one person’s meal to the next.
The food service provider also was cited for improper food temperatures as well as espresso pumps being stored in the handwashing sink.
According to Sherman, Lancer was given until April 27 to correct the infractions or it would face a $160 service fee and another inspection.
On May 3, Lancer installed surveillance cameras in it’s Pierce College locations.
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