Here are some real Health Inspector stories that may turn your stomach.

 

A well-known restaurant in a large metropolitan city had a recurring mouse infestation, which had been identified and a health inspector had written orders to the owner to eliminate the rodents. The premise was re-inspected and a wait staff employee was observed taking a soup cup, which had mouse droppings in it, emptying the droppings onto a floor and using that same cup, filling it with soup, to serve to a customer. The Inspector stopped the soup from being served to the customer, immediately closed the restaurant for non-compliance to previous orders. The news of the restaurant’s closure made the newspaper. The restaurant re-opened after it complied with the written orders, but closed permanently a few weeks later, because the general public lost confidence in the establishment.

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Are Restaurant Managers and Workers Knowledgeable about Food Safety?

In 2012 the CDC Environmental Health Specialist Network conducted a telephone and then face-to-face interview study with chain and independent restaurant managers. They published their work in a 2014 paper titled Restaurant manager and worker food safety certification and knowledge. Their findings are troubling.

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Wonder How Clean Those Stadium Kitchens Are?

Writers for ESPN reviewed the Public Health Department inspections of 107 major league stadiums within the United States. Their review underscores the deplorable state of filthiness that puts sports enthusiasts at risk for food borne illness.

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