Miami VA hospital cafeteria so dirty it had to be fumigated

December 8, 2017

The Miami VA healthcare facility's cafeteria was so dirty that administrators ordered the entire area deep cleaned and exterminated following an October safety and sanitation review, according to an article on the Miami Herald website.

An inspection identified evidence of pests in food service areas. A VA spokesperson said those conditions were actually found in a washroom and chemical storage room, separate from food preparation areas.

The VA said no rodents were found, though the inspection report showed the cafeteria earned zero of three possible points under a section titled, “No evidence of insects, rodents - i.e. droppings.” 

Five days after the inspection, Miami VA administrators closed the cafeteria for the day. A notice posted on the Miami VA’s Facebook page on Oct. 25 said the Patriot Café had closed for the day due to “unforeseen maintenance.”

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