I thought the cleanliness of the shook (Market) here in Jerusalem, Israel was bad. Here we have the owner of a Carl’s Jr in Alberta, Canada breaking numerous food safety guidelines.
As a father of 2 special needs children who have low immune systems, I find this appalling and dangerous. There should be an investigation into why this happened and a firing. Who knows how many people got sick from this disgruntled owner, who of all people should know better of food safety regulations. How can the owner of Carl’s Junior be so reckless of handling food? There is no excuse for this careless handling of food. The Cooperate headquarters of Carl’s Junior needs to find a way to compensate the people that have eaten there, especially those who got sick.
I am also disgusted that the owner did not complete the food safety training. Shouldn’t this be a requirement before you begin to work in food industry places? I did volunteer work when I was an American Soldier, working at a festival and the first thing I had to do was to get a food handler’s license, how could this owner, even be an owner if he didn’t complete a basic food safety course?
The owner of a Carl’s Jr. in Alberta, Canada is in hot water after being caught on camera violating food safety guidelines.
A former employee captured what a public health officer called “disgusting behavior” on video, according to CBC News.
Jack Webb, the owner, is seen in the video dropping a hot chicken tender from the fryer on the floor. He then picks it up and puts it back into the warming tray.
There were several other videos of Webb’s unsafe food handling.
Another clip shows him using his bare hands to mix a container of barbecue sauce.
But perhaps the most dangerous health violation happened when Webb was making chicken tenders. He can be seen dipping raw poultry into seasoned flour, and then transferring the goopy mess of raw chicken liquid and flour onto the fryer handle.
The public health official who investigated called Webb’s behavior disgusting and ordered him to complete food safety training.
CBS tried to interview Webb, who told the reporter “we’ll respond.”
Corporate headquarters of Carl’s Jr. Canada responded saying the food-handling is unacceptable and in no way, represents Carl’s Jr.’s commitment to safe food handling.
The restaurant chain ordered an independent safety audit of the Red Deer location and noted they made Webb take a food safety training, which he passed.
Here are the symptoms of food poisoning via the Mayo Clinic:
“Food poisoning symptoms vary with the source of contamination. Most types of food poisoning cause one or more of the following signs and symptoms:
Watery or bloody diarrhea
Abdominal pain and cramps
When to see a doctor
If you experience any of the following signs or symptoms, seek medical attention.
Frequent episodes of vomiting and inability to keep liquids down
Bloody vomit or stools
Diarrhea for more than three days
Extreme pain or severe abdominal cramping
An oral temperature higher than 100.4 F (38 C)
Signs or symptoms of dehydration — excessive thirst, dry mouth, little or no urination, severe weakness, dizziness, or lightheadedness
Neurological symptoms such as blurry vision, muscle weakness and tingling in the arms
Contamination of food can happen at any point of production: growing, harvesting, processing, storing, shipping or preparing. Cross-contamination — the transfer of harmful organisms from one surface to another — is often the cause. This is especially troublesome for raw, ready-to-eat foods, such as salads or other produce. Because these foods aren’t cooked, harmful organisms aren’t destroyed before eating and can cause food poisoning.
Many bacterial, viral or parasitic agents cause food poisoning. The following table shows some of the possible contaminants, when you might start to feel symptoms and common ways the organism is spread.”
I trust that the main headquarters of Carl’s Jr will take the proper action in having this owner demoted or fired for such a dangerous act of carelessness. I can’t repeat enough the dangers of what he has done. Over 200,000 thousand deaths have been caused by mishandling of food. Here is a source that shows how dangerous mishandling of food is. That is why I urge Carl’s Jr to do the right thing and fire this Owner. Remember people’s lives are in danger because who knows when he will act recklessly with food again.
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