Statement from the Tampa Bay Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have issued the following statement in response to the Sports Illustrated article released earlier today:

"Each aspect of the fan experience is very important to us and that includes food quality and safety. We understand that Centerplate has taken corrective action for all of these violations and will be taking additional steps to ensure food safety. Moving forward, we will be working cooperatively with both Centerplate and Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation officials to provide even greater oversight of the nightly concessions operations."