NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Officials at a New York elementary school have promised to investigate after a visit by TV chef Rachael Ray was briefly interrupted by a lone cockroach.
The roach was spotted crawling across a countertop a few feet from where Ray, who was visiting Public School 89 Monday to unveil her "sizzling soft tacos" school lunch, was espousing the health benefits of her food, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.
Ray said she did not see the roach, which was swatted by her publicist, Charlie Dougiello.
"I did not see that. It's unfortunate if there was (a bug). I think that these schools strive to be the best across the board; I'm sure that includes cleanliness," she said.
Eric Goldstein, chief executive for school foods, was asked about the cockroach and promised to "take care of it."
"We have the highest standards," he said. "If there is any reported problem, we aggressively jump on it."