Carnival Victory flunked the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention's semi-annual sanitation and inspection exam last month with score of 83 (86 is passing). A big surprise, not just because new ships - Victory launched in 2000 - rarely fail but because its only other inspection by the CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program, completed last September, resulted in a lofty 97.
The 3,400-passenger, 102,000-ton ship lost most of its points in the kitchen: big deductions were made for "potentially hazardous food storage" and unclean food contact surfaces and utensils.
Typically, the CDC will reinspect non-passing ships within a month's time. We'll keep you posted.
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