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Cruise Fails Health Inspection, Stored Food in Cabins

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Expensive cruise company Silversea Cruises received a failing grade from the Centers for Disease Control for improperly storing food in crew member cabins on its Silver Shadow luxury liner. According to CNN, the CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program cited the ship "repeatedly for using an 'organized effort' to remove 15 trolleys of food from the ship's galley to individual crew cabins to 'avoid inspection.'" Passengers on the Silver Shadow pay about $5,000 per person per week to sail and advertisements call the culinary program "world class."

The CDC was alerted to the problems aboard the Silver Shadow when a crew member sent in still photographs of meat being stored in cabin sinks and trays of food being stored in hallways. The CDC staged a surprise investigation in Alaska last month. Though the ship failed inspection, they weren't fined. The CDC did pour chlorine over the improperly stored food, however, so that's something? In CNN's video below, a pastry chef explains how he was "ordered" to hide food like blue cheese and salami in his cabin to avoid inspection. Go, watch:

Video: Luxury cruise fails surprise health inspection

· Luxury cruise fails surprise health inspection [CNN via Eatocracy]
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