Action Plan in Place at Wingate University After Students Find Bugs in Food


WINGATE, N.C.- The Union County Health Department paid a visit to Wingate University Monday to create an action plan after students complained about finding bugs in the cafeteria's food.

Inspectors met with the university’s food provider, Aramark, days after a student found a grasshopper in her salad Friday.

Officials had already investigated complaints about worms being found in the broccoli last month.

“Disgusting," said freshman Brandon Norman. "They’ve got to do something about it because, I mean, I’m not going in there right now."​​

It’s the talk of the campus for Wingate students who told Channel 9 they're now double-checking everything on their plate.

“I even check my sandwich to make sure it’s all cooked,” one student said.

The Health Department said it learned about the grasshopper incident Sunday and scheduled a visit for Monday.

After the inspection, officials laid out an action plan that they hope will help make students' food safer.

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