How Clean Is Your Child's Cafeteria?
Camden County's online database provides online, real-time food safety inspection reports. Here's how Gloucester Twp. schools performed.
Except for a few incidents, Gloucester Township schools largely are in full compliance with food safety regulations, county reports show.
Blackwood Elementary School was dinged on its last inspection for using chlorine bleach in its dishwasher, and rated “conditionally satisfactory.” Union Valley had a very minor spork problem, which didn’t affect its rating.
Camden County Technical School, however, had mouse infestation problem on its last inspection, plus general dirtiness in the food prep areas. The school, which serves both high school and adult students, has had similar problems in the past, reports show.
Apart from Blackwood Elementary and the technical school, all other township schools were rated satisfactory.
Camden County puts its food safety reports online. The database allows users to look up reports for any food-serving establishment, including restaurants, schools and community centers. Users can also sign up for email alerts when their favorite eatery is inspected.
Below, find the reports for Gloucester Township schools. Click on the rating to view the full report. The inspector’s comments accompany any noted violations.
Violation under food contact surfaces properly cleaned & sanitized: “…Improper chlorine bleach chemical being dispensed into dishwasher machine at this time. Re-ordering of proper sanitizing chemical has been done and should be available by Dec. 7, 2012. …”
Blackwood Elementary also had a conditionally satisfactory rating on its prior inspection on Sept. 21, 2012.
Violation under food contact surfaces properly cleaned & sanitized: “… Accumulation of greasy residue on equipment to include fryers, stoves, ovens, other cooking equipment. … Soiled floors and shelves in the culinary kitchen, walk-in-refrigerator. Dry stock shelves, plastic storage bins, floors soiled inside dry stock room off the kitchen….”
Presence of insects/rodents minimized: “A mouse infestation exists in the kitchen and stock room areas. No vermin droppings were found on food preparation surfaces.”
Camden County Technical School’s cafeteria has had similar violations in past inspections.
Utensils, single service items, equipment, linens properly stored, dried & handled: “Single use utensils that are not prewrapped were not presented so that only the handles are touched by employees and by children. COS: Sporks arranged handle up.”