According to the CSUF Food Facility Inspection Reports, conducted by the Department of Risk Management and Environmental Health & Safety, Inspector Justine Baldacci carried out the Feb. 24 inspection three days after students lodged complaints.
Baldacci also performed the Gastronome’s last inspection on July 28, 2015. The dining facility received a score of 95. The department scheduled a reinspection date for Nov. 20, 2015. However, no inspection report for November was filed on the CSUF Risk Management and Environmental Health & Safety website.
The most recent inspection report states that Baldacci inspected the facility following a report of allegedly undercooked chicken served to a customer.
The incident that caused the complaint took place Sunday, Feb. 21, when students said the chicken they were served for dinner was undercooked.
Elana Stein, 18, posted a picture of the chicken she said was undercooked on the Gastronome’s Facebook page and sent a complaint with the pictures of the alleged raw chicken to Rhonda Robinson, manager of the Gastronome.
Color is a lousy indicator of safety. Use a thermometer and stick it in.