The Food Report
Since March, the Gastronome has had a “D” rating. Issues with hand washing, as well as temperature and storing issues with sausage, pasta, beans, veggie patties and cream cheese have caused many docked points in inspections.
Students living on campus are required to have a meal plan with Gastronome, even though a California state law gives students the option to apply for an exemption.
Among Cal State University schools, Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Sacramento both have similar campus dining services, but they are regulated differently.
Students believe food illness may be related to on-campus eateries due to bad experiences and the dangers of food poisoning are explained.
There are five restaurants that currently have an “A” rating: Carl’s Jr., Fresh Kitchen, Round Table, Togo’s and Panda Express, adhering to their strict corporate standards.
Three restaurants on campus were given “C” grades as of their last inspections: the Garden Cafe, Aloha Java and the Starbucks in Steven G. Mihaylo Hall.The majority of the restaurants’ violations occurred from sanitation and holding temperature issues, according to their latest inspection reports.
Temporary food outlets receive differing ratings from CSUF and county, while concession stands have suffered from inadequate maintenance standards, food trucks on campus have met the health and safety requirements.
A peek inside a coffee machine on the first floor of McCarthy Hall may raise a few concerns; the part of the machine where the liquid emerges from is covered with residue and rust.