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5/22/2013 11:55 P.M. ET

Astros and Aramark statements regarding vendor incident

The statements below are in response to a fan witnessing a vendor at Minute Maid Park bringing a food product into a restroom on Monday night

Statement from Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan
"The Astros were notified immediately by our partner ARAMARK of the incident involving a vendor on Monday night. We commend the swift reaction displayed by ARAMARK of terminating the employee immediately upon learning of the incident that evening. This isolated incident was a clear violation of our food safety practices and is not reflective of our standards.

"The Astros share ARAMARK's view on the importance of food safety and will work with them to ensure that our fans have a safe and outstanding experience at Minute Maid Park. We also commend the fan for his vigilance in pointing out the inappropriate actions of the vendor. The Astros personally thanked him and advised him of the swift action taken in regard to the employee."

Statement from ARAMARK
"Food safety is extremely important to us. This vendor's actions were a clear violation of our food safety practices and are not reflective of our standards. This was an isolated incident by a third-party subcontractor and we promptly dealt with the matter when it was brought to our attention."

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