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Lydia’s Lounge Fails Health Inspections For Minor Violations

Lydia’s Lounge recently failed a health inspection test, but it remains open.
The eatery lost points for having
a back door open, a pan of tomatoes that was not properly dated and timed, a lack of paper towels over one of the sinks and a spray bottle on a shelf that was unlabeled. There were no citations for improper food storage
or issues involving food temperature.
Lydia’s Lounge was not closed for it’s citations. No other dining locations on campus failed their test.
Dining Services hopes to correct
the problems that the Peoria Health Department found.
“We have asked the Peoria Health Department to provide an in-service meeting next week for all students and others working in this area,” said Ron Gibson, director of Dining Services. “All of the advisory staff have met and there will be a self-inspection each day Lydia’s is open. The students in the program will complete an action plan which will be submitted
to the Bradley administration with completion times and dates outlined.”
Another inspection was scheduled
with the Peoria Health Department and Lydia’s Lounge was happy to work with them.
Despite their recent citations, Lydia’s Lounge will continue to employ student workers.
“This is a University facility and food services is committed to assist the academic program and make it a great place for students to learn, while providing a positive
experience for both working students and their customers,” said Gibson. “The students will continue to work and learn about the food service business
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