Update: The Starbucks at Robarts is open again. More to follow.Students looking to get their regular caffeine fix were left disappointed yesterday after the Starbucks location at Robarts was closed following a DineSafe inspection. Originally, the Aramark-operated Starbucks received a yellow “conditional pass” designation on May 26, but that was later changed to a closed notice.DineSafe is Toronto’s Public Health’s food safety program, which conducts regular inspections of eating establishments. After each inspection, venues are given a pass, conditional pass, or a closed notice.According to an inspection report on the DineSafe website, the conditions for closure were a “crucial” failure to prevent a rodent infestation, and a “significant” failure to provide adequate pest control. The report notes there has been a Summons and Health Hazard Order as a result.The inspection on the previous day concluded that there were three “significant” issues at the Robarts location, including a failure to protect against food contamination, failure to clean multi-use utensils properly, and inadequate pest control. The inspection also reported a failure to maintain sanitary surfaces, an infraction listed as “minor.”The Starbucks has been issued a Notice to Comply, including a note that the problems will be assessed on re-inspection.It is unknown when the Starbucks will become operational again.
Published: 2:08 pm, 28 May 2015
Modified: 3:22 pm, 28 May 2015