Capitol cafeteria shut down in Pa. due to mice

AP News
Posted: Dec 17, 2009 7:14 PM

The cafeteria in Pennsylvania's state Capitol had to be shut down after inspectors found evidence of a rodent infestation.

The state Department of Agriculture says the cafeteria was closed after lunch Thursday, following a routine inspection.

Department spokesman Justin Fleming says the most serious issue involved the discovery of mouse droppings. He says inspectors also found that some dishwashers lacked the heat needed to sterilize.

Officials say they want the problems resolved immediately.

The cafeteria is run by Aramark, which won a bid to run it in June. Aramark officials didn't immediately respond to telephone messages.


Information from: The Patriot-News,