Do we really want to know what we are eating?

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  1. Le_patty profile image61
    Le_pattyposted 14 years ago

    Yes, most fast foods comes frozen than latter prepared at the restaurants.  But has anyone paid close attention on how the food is prepared?
    Example:  A local taco eatery, the food is coming out so fast that haft is on the counter and the other haft on you taco.  Some of the food handlers wear plastic gloves and some do not.  Let's start with the manager who was helping up front, took my money, she than proceeded to the back to help with the order.  "Never washed or sanitized her hands", picked up the food and served on a moisture tray.  The other employee, who was cleaning the floor, was told to mop later and go help on the food line.  He also did not wash his hands.  I stood there for a minute, looking at my food and at the lady on the food line scratching her head while preparing another meal.  I quickly came to a realization of how discussing that was.  I asked that the manager come by and take my food back and return my money.  To my surprise, she offered to make my food again; she just had to collect money from the person behind me.  I said thanks, but no thanks!  I received my money back.  Sanitized my hands and left the restaurant, drove home and cooked a meal.

  2. vancouver profile image39
    vancouverposted 14 years ago

    I suppose it depends on the type of restaurant that you are at. smile

  3. Francis911 profile image60
    Francis911posted 14 years ago

    Yes. It is very important.

  4. Le_patty profile image61
    Le_pattyposted 14 years ago

    Dear Vancouver,

    Yes, you are absolutely correct!  I have been too many 5 star restaurants and local places as well, fast food and sit in accommodations.
    Even at the 5 star restaurants is it really known what goes on behind the door of the kitchen?  What’s to say if something falls on the floor, it wont come back on your plate.
    What’s to say that the chef or the assistant washed their hands after using the lavatory? 

    Since this experience, I have been cooking my family’s meals most of the time. smile

  5. manerain profile image60
    manerainposted 14 years ago

    With new viruses springing up now and again, it
    is in our best interest to know what we are eating,
    who is preparing it and where it came from.  When
    a fast food restaurant is crowded and they are
    cranking out the food as fast as they can, I don't
    think they are able to keep up the pace and properly
    sanitize at the same time.  Cleaner and healthier to
    make your own meals.

  6. David Bowman profile image60
    David Bowmanposted 14 years ago

    I thought maybe you were going to tell us that we are eating people or something. "Soylent Green is people!" lol

    Seriously though, the situation you described at the taco place is despicable. It makes me want to stop eating out altogether.

  7. Le_patty profile image61
    Le_pattyposted 14 years ago

    Dear David Bowman,

    Your comment helped me remember of another situation I went through a few years ago.  I actually found a piece of human nail in my soup. And this was a refine eatery location.  I will write about the experience a bit later.

  8. earnestshub profile image84
    earnestshubposted 14 years ago

    We have a local restaurant and pizza place that is a little more expensive than the others. The food is very good, but a lot of people go there because the hygiene is amazingly thorough and goes on while you eat.
    The kitchen is exposed and all the utensils and cooking surfaces are constantly cleaned with steam, including all the ovens, everyone wears gloves all the time when handling your food, cooking and serving. There may be a good market in being clean.

    1. Jewels profile image83
      Jewelsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Exposed kitchens are a good move, should be more of them that way shortcuts are never taken and the focus remains on good food and good hygiene.

      1. earnestshub profile image84
        earnestshubposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I really feel I am getting something for my extra few dollars, safety! smile

      2. Pearldiver profile image69
        Pearldiverposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Open kitchens are good for the public (usually) But as a chef, they really don't allow you to 'verbalise' as much And it is bloody hard dusting off a steak that fell on the floor.. when the customer is watching!
        Luckily in BT our customers think that we are adding 'Sprinkles!' lol

        1. Jewels profile image83
          Jewelsposted 14 years agoin reply to this


  9. RedSonja94 profile image61
    RedSonja94posted 14 years ago

    I am disgusted with most eateries around here.  Thier sanitation levels suck.  That's why 99% percent of our meals are good, old fashioned homemade.  I would rather keep my kids healthy by cooking at home than to have them sick from eating out.

  10. wychic profile image81
    wychicposted 14 years ago

    About the only prepared food we buy out of the house anymore is Papa Murphy's pizza...the food my other half can make at home is so much better than we can buy anyway! However, on that subject...yes, there is no way to ensure sanitation in restaurants and such, but there's also no way to ensure sanitation in factories and such where our packaged food is prepared. Health inspectors are supposed to be making regular rounds, but they can't catch everything.

  11. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 14 years ago

    Haha, that's why I don't eat fast food anymore, period. I go only occasionally to restaurants...and try to live a healthy, personal veg lifestyle. smile

    Sucks though when you are a crappy cook. Haha!

  12. RedSonja94 profile image61
    RedSonja94posted 14 years ago

    Being a crappy cook is still better than not being a cook at all.  And veggies are easy to prepare.

  13. Song-Bird profile image68
    Song-Birdposted 14 years ago

    I was just eating a leftover salad from a local restaurant and lost my appetite....

  14. profile image0
    ralwusposted 14 years ago

    Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

  15. swarnaw profile image60
    swarnawposted 14 years ago

    if you live without food.

  16. Sybil Marie profile image62
    Sybil Marieposted 14 years ago

    Okay YUCK! Scary stuff boys and girls! We really don't know do we.You can same thing about meats and produce at the grocery store, especially meats! We really don't know what the butchers do back there!.....Then again I'm hungry think I'll go make a burger! big_smile


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