The Dirtiest, and Cleanest, Cafeterias in the Media Business (Hint: Skip MSNBC)


The American print-publishing industry isn't healthy -- and the food it's serving its workers may not be, either. Last week, The New York Timesclosed its cafeteria for a day as a precaution after several employees reported symptoms consistent with food poisoning. A Times spokeswoman says testing conducted in conjunction with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene detected no evidence of food contamination. Nevertheless, the company took a variety of precautions, including disposing of all prepared food, temporarily eliminating self-serve food stations and sanitizing just about everything. "While we cannot yet say with certainty whether the illness was bacterial or viral, we are confident that the issue is behind us," adds the spokeswoman.

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