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Goosebeary's truck banished

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The popular Goosebeary's food truck was banished from its habitat behind Building 68 Friday after Cambridge Inspection Services shut down the Poppa & Goose restaurant on First Street for health code violations. Food served from the truck is prepared at the restaurant.

City inspectors visited the restaurant on Tuesday after four MIT students were treated for food poisoning at the MIT Medical Department and two other members of the MIT community at Cambridge Hospital, all of whom had patronized the truck. All have recovered.

No food violations were found at the truck. The restaurant was shut down Thursday afternoon.

"It is our hope that this disruption in service will be short and that Goosebeary's will be able to return to the campus and conduct its operations in a safe and effective manner," said Richard D. Berlin, director of campus dining. "MIT will continue its monthly sanitation inspections of the food trucks to help ensure their safety for MIT customers."

MIT Medical, the Biosafety Office, the Office of Campus Dining and MIT's independent food safety and sanitation consultant have been working with the city to ascertain the cause of the food poisoning.

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