Health Inspector Response Regarding Maple Fest

The Cayuga Nature Center is aware of the recent health inspection violation against them during the weekend of March 23-24 at the annual Maple Fest, the details of which were published in the Ithaca Journal. The details of this report state that orange juice concentrate was not kept at a proper temperature, and was reported to be at 71F. The product was discarded immediately following this failed inspection.

This was clearly an oversight on our part, and we extend an apology. Maple Fest is one of the biggest events held by the Cayuga Nature Center, and it is an exciting yearly tradition for the Ithaca community and the surrounding areas. The health and safety of our guests has always been a priority for the Nature Center staff, and we will continue to ensure that this high level of quality remains. The Health Inspector filed a report but there was no fine levied against the Nature Center nor was the event shut down, and the pancake breakfast was allowed to be hosted the next day as well. The pancake breakfast is incredibly popular and always a huge draw for Maple Fest attendees, and we serve at least 1000 people each day of the event.

If you have any questions, please contact our Development Department, 607.273.6623 x15.