Vendor has had several fouls

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Ogden Entertainment – and then Aramark – suffered a string of woes at Veterans Stadium:
In a 1998 scandal, the Daily News found the stadium vendor was short-pouring beers, cheating fans out of an estimated $500,000 in lost suds. That led to a scathing rebuke from City Council over its lousy, overpriced food.

In 1999, the concessionaire was cited by the state Liquor Control Board for serving underage fans who subsequently brawled on national TV.

This year, workers for one of its subcontractors raped an 11-year-old fan at the stadium.

More recently, a People Paper investigation disclosed city inspectors had repeatedly cited Aramark for health code violations.

A city inspection in late July turned up seven pages of violations, including mice and roach infestation, improper food handling, hazardous chemical storage and greasy, dirty ventilation, dirty floors, a fruit fly infestation, food-encrusted machinery, dirty ceilings, greasy filters and improper food storage.

As fans complained about unsanitary conditions at Eagles home games, city officials gave the vendor extra weeks to correct the violations.

Finally, in early November, the health department returned for an inspection before the Eagles-Dallas game. The results were announced yesterday:

The roaches are gone, but mouse feces are still there.


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