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Carnival Fascination, home-ported in Jacksonville, waiting for CDC re-inspection

4:49 PM, Apr 12, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's a 15-page report full of violations. First Coast News looked into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on the Carnival Fascination from February 21. 

The ship, which is home-ported in Jacksonville, scored an 84 out of 100. A ship needs to score an 86 to meet the CDC's United States Public Health standards. Carnival said it corrected the violations within 24 hours of the report.

Some of the violations inspectors found included flies around raw hamburger, items at a salad bar not protected by a sneeze guard and a "roach nymph," an immature type of cockroach around the deck drain below a juice dispenser.

We contacted Carnival. In a written statement, they told First Coast News all of the violations were corrected within 24 hours of that February inspection, and they have requested a re-inspection as soon as possible.

They note that inspectors did not find any violations in the ship's potable water systems, food handling, temperature or production areas.

Carnival notes the average over 20 inspections already conducted on their ships in 2013 is 97.2.

We contacted the CDC about when they are going to re-inspect the Fascination. They tell us the re-inspections are unannounced.

First Coast News

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