Mt. Diablo High School cafeteria reopens after Contra Costa Health Department finds mice droppings in kitchen area

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (KRON) — The Mt. Diablo High School cafeteria in Concord has re-opened after the Contra Costa Health Department found mice droppings in the kitchen area during an unannounced inspection on Wednesday, according to Environmental Health Director Marilyn Underwood.

Officials said they closed the cafeteria on Wednesday, but the school confirmed to KRON it re-opened on Thursday.

“We were fully compliant in meeting every corrective action, and are very happy to reassure our students and families that all is well. We will be inspected again within four to six months,” school district spokeswoman Ursula Leimbach said. “We will continue to evaluate our processes internally to ensure future inspections will continue demonstrating a high level of adherence to health and safety practices. I’ve checked to see if there had been ever a previous concern from an inspection and as far as I can tell, this is an isolated incident, thankfully.”

The school had to do the following to clear up the violations:

1) Clean and sanitize areas were droppings were found

2) Fix structures to reduce opportunity for mice to get into the kitchen

3) Have a pest control company come out

Inspectors on Thursday morning were at the school and gave the cafeteria a green pass card, according to school officials.

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