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View Poll Results: Food Born Illness? has anyone gotten sick from eating at a restaurant?
yes 11 64.71%
no 6 35.29%
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Old 09-13-2007, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Boise
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Has Anyone ever gotten sick from eating at a restaurant if so.. what kind of food was it?
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Old 09-13-2007, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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Last Thanksgiving, I became violently sick with what I think was e coli poisoning. It was from a big salad at a restaurant inside a casino here in Las Vegas. It lasted 5 days, I should have went to see a doctor, but i was too weak to go.
I don't know whether it was the salad that almost killed me or the dressing or a combination of both. Needless to say, i will never eat at that restaurant again.
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Old 09-13-2007, 06:13 AM
 
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I have, and it seems to always happen around 6 hours after eating, but I don't know if that is an old wife's tale about the 6 hours or not.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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It was from a salad bar....just thinking about it is giving me a cold sweat!...lol...it was an AWFUL experience!

I dine at restaurants ONLY if they have a good reputation....and that event is very rare.
I'd rather prepare my own meals in my clean, sanitized kitchen, thank you.
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Old 09-13-2007, 12:47 PM
 
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I am a Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management student - almost a graduate, and I just wanted to note that the biggest percentage of food borne illness hapens at home, because people don't know how to handle - food safetly, not in the restaurants, although IT CAN happen in the restaurants. I was in that situation myself as well...If you have any questions about handling the food, I'll be glad to answer.
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Old 09-13-2007, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Boise
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I am a Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management student - almost a graduate, and I just wanted to note that the biggest percentage of food borne illness hapens at home, because people don't know how to handle - food safetly, not in the restaurants, although IT CAN happen in the restaurants. I was in that situation myself as well...If you have any questions about handling the food, I'll be glad to answer.
so would you say that most food born illness cases at restaurants have more to do with fault of the suppliers? than the restaurant itself?
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:36 PM
 
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Yes and no. For example, look at this. There is one restaurant here where I live - where I was doing the intership. People would start getting ill because of STRAWBERRIES!!!We were like wtf happened???We couldn't understand how people are getting ill. So, we started looking at some paperwork. And the person who orders the strawberries would order them twice a week - on Fridays and Tuesdays INSTEAD of almost every day ( 5 days out of a week for example )!!!And all the strawberries would start going bad!!!The person was too lazy to pick up a phone, call a supplier and order them. So, as soon as the person started ordering them 4-5 days a week, NOBODY DIDN'T GET SICK ANYMORE!!!

Actually, if I ever have a restaurant I would never employ a cook or a chef without passing the "serve safe" course. That doesn't guarantee that cook or a chef will never make a mistake of course.

But for example, before I passed that course, I never knew which cuts of meat you have to buy or order in order to prevent brakeout, I didn't know that you are NOT supposed to leave the meat outside the frigde to defrost it unless is not in cold water ( cold water is fine ), etc.
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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Originally Posted by lastra View Post
I am a Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management student - almost a graduate, and I just wanted to note that the biggest percentage of food borne illness hapens at home, because people don't know how to handle - food safetly, not in the restaurants, although IT CAN happen in the restaurants.

I think it entirely depends on the restaurant and it's employees.
There was an undercover media person locally that was doing restaurant
surpise visits and just about every single one of them had a bad rating
as far as cleanliness and how the employees handled the food.

If I find the link I'll post it. Some of the stuff he was uncovering was
NASTY to say the least.
Most were also citied by the health department.
And the restaurants ranged from your greasy spoon diner to a five star
establishment to your local pizza joint.
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:33 PM
 
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I think it entirely depends on the restaurant and it's employees.
There was an undercover media person locally that was doing restaurant
surpise visits and just about every single one of them had a bad rating
as far as cleanliness and how the employees handled the food.

If I find the link I'll post it. Some of the stuff he was uncovering was
NASTY to say the least.
Most were also citied by the health department.
And the restaurants ranged from your greasy spoon diner to a five star
establishment to your local pizza joint.
Well, if the restaurant stuff doesn't know that they shouldn't accept certain kinds of meat, or fish that has sunken eyes, or clams that are open, than the "guilt" would go on a restaurant, supplier wouldn't be guilty, although they were technically the ones who deliver the food. But post the link. I would really like to read it.
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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Do a Google search for 'restaurant reports'...you can pull up quite a bit of stuff.

Here's just one...there are many...they include a Pizza Hut and others in the report.
BTW...I'm not in Texas...lol...I just grabbed the first one I clicked on...
KLTV 7 Tyler-Longview-Jacksonville, TX: Bugs, Rodents, And Other Problems Plague East Texas Restaurants


Here's another link...I think it's Florida...
CBS47 Restaurant Report - CBS47.com

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