The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) flunked Silversea’s luxury cruise ship, the Silver Shadow, for unsanitary conditions. 

The Silversea cruise ship received a failing score of only 82. The inspectors determined the ship had improper medical protocols for crew members with acute gastroenteritis. The inspectors found 40 unsanitary conditions such as improper temperatures for stored food, improper sneeze guards at the ship’s buffet stations, and unsanitary whirlpools.  

Incredibly, Silversea refused to submit a corrective action report.

Two years ago, this cruise ship engaged in an intentional, calculated scheme to hide food and galley equipment in crew cabins.Crew members on the ship alerted our firm that they (galley workers) were being ordered by their supervisors to take trolleys of perishable foods (eggs, fish & cheese) to the crew quarters and hide the food from inspectors during bi-annual CDC inspections. We advised the "whistle-blower" crew members to notify the CDC. As a result of a surprise inspection, the CDC discovered that the cruise line hid "over 15 full trolleys" of food and food equipment, pans, dishware and utensils to "over 10 individual cabins"  in order to avoid scrutiny of vessel sanitation inspectors. It flunked Silversea with a score of 82.

We were interviewed by CNN regarding Silversea’s scam.

We found Silversea Cruises to have acted deliberately and unethically. It was obviously not committed to safe food practices, a conclusion which is reinforced by this latest series of violations.

Unfortunately, the CDC can’t enter significant sanctions against renegade cruise lines like this even when the cruise ships intentionally violate CDC sanitation protocols. Our government should impose meaningful monetary sanctions and shut cruise ships down when they threaten the health of passengers. 

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The CNN video of the last CDC failed score is below:

 

http://www.cnn.com/video/api/embed.html#/video/us/2013/07/25/ac-griffin-pkg-dirty-cruise-line-food.cnn

7 Responses to Silver Shadow Fails CDC Sanitation Inspection Again

Why can’t the CDC enforce and penalize violators of the process? Do they not have any authority?

I’m with John. What is the point of CDC if they have no power??? I own a business. If the health inspector writes you for something you either fix it on the spot or have some many days to fix it and comply. They do come back to check. If you are not up to par, they lock you up. If that can happen to me in anywhere USA, why can’t this happen at the ports? If they stopped them from sailing and they had to order in outside food, pay to fly everyone home, and were fined properly they would clean up their act.

WHAT I CAN SAID IS THE COPORATE KNOWS ABOUT IT AS IT IS A REGULAR PRACRICE , THEY WILL LET GO A FEW PEOPLE THAN HIRE THEM AGAIN LATER AS THEY DID LAST TIME BECAUSE EVEN THE CULINAARY DIRECTOR KNOW ABOUT IT AND TELLS YOU TO DO IT

Zanello was not the captain, also he wasn’t the captain during the previous inspection

Last score of the shadow was high, mid 90 or something

“Mike Brown”

A very American name from someone who lives in Italy.

The last score for the Silver Shadow was an 82 – a failed score. The cruise line has not bothered to even submit a “corrected action report” required by the CDC.

So who was the captain if not Zanello?

This is the record of the Shadow’s score, which you can view anytime.
The most recent one was 95, and the last failed inspection was 2 years ago.
http://wwwn.cdc.gov/inspectionquerytool/InspectionScoresAll.aspx?ColV=NzE5MA%3d%3d-NKwKFqiO%2f6M%3d

I do not live in Italy. I’m in Italy on holiday at the moment, and I have cruised with Silversea in the past.
I think the captain was Sangiacomo for that inspection. The last I saw on cruise critic, Zanello was on the Spirit

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