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Repeated health violations found at Espresso Royale at Grainger Engineering Library

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James Hoeck
Food safety warning posted on a pillar outside of the Espresso Royale located within the Grainger Engineering Library on Monday afternoon.

The Espresso Royale at the Grainger Engineering Library violated health codes in its health inspection on Sunday for “repeated poor food handling practices that may jeopardize the public’s health.”

According to the Food Establishment Inspection Report from the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, there were eight Risk Factor/Intervention Violations. 

Some of the risks included food not being preserved in “good condition, safe and unadulterated,” as well as a lack of “contamination prevented during food preparation, storage and display.”

The report also gave notes of food in the display case being held beyond the “7-day use” period and a BelGioioso Mascarpone that was found in the cooler under the coffee machine with a “black growth” that was consistent with mold. 

A “yellow Food Safety Alert” was placed upon the establishment after repeated violations of safety. The location remains open and there will be a follow-up inspection in the next five to seven business days. 

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This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.

 

CORRECTION: In a previous version of this article, the headline “Espresso Royale at Grainger Engineering Library fails health inspection, mold found” inaccurately described the situation. Inspectors found a substance consistent with mold but nothing was officially declared. The yellow place card was provided because of repeated violations, not failure. 

 

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