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post #76 of 128
I agree about washing berries; I think that is another myth, like that you can't put fondant cakes in the fridge. I wash all my berries and I have never had a problem with them turning to "mush". Washing them doesn't turn them to mush; rough handling does. I put them in a strainer and rinse, then let drain on paper towels. You do want to wait and wash them just prior to using, and you do have to dry them if they are going to be dipped in chocolate.
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post #77 of 128
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Originally Posted by Tallulah


I'm told, no don't wash them. I was then told to please "ask questions" before doing anything. For using common sense??!! icon_eek.gif

I was then told to get some strawberries and blueberries out of the fridge. Again, no washing involved.

She then opens the blueberry packaging. Some blueberries fall on the floor, she picks them up and puts them right on the tart!!!




Okay bare with me here. I am a germaphobia too. I wash everything.

You're not suppose to 'wash' berries. We have a blueberry farm near us and the owner told me not to wash the berries when I picked/packaged them. They were organic. But fertilizer was still used. Don't get me started on 'organic'.
Anyway when I took a cake class at a local store here. The women putting it on were supposed 'experts'. They did specifically say not to wash the strawberries when she was demonstrating how to chocolate dip strawberries. She said they are not meant to be washed. icon_surprised.gif Amazing I know. I was sitting there thinking she doesn't know me very well. I wash everything.
So maybe she was taught that also.

But falling on the floor and not washing fruit. Hell no! Maybe in my house where I know my floors are pretty clean. No pets & no shoes in my home. I clean them VERY often like 3 times a day. But I'd still wash them!! I would've died.
post #78 of 128
Shame on all of you! SO this weekend hubby and i decide to got to a chinese buffet... The whole time all i could think about was this thread. I had posted about a certain chinese restraunt being super nasty but i was still able to eat chinese at other locations, now that i know its everywhere... i dont know if ill ever be the same!! So shame on yall and all your horror stories.. IF anyone missed the HAIR poll, go check it out it has some nasty stories as well...
post #79 of 128
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post #80 of 128
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Originally Posted by CakesByJen2

I think that is another myth, like that you can't put fondant cakes in the fridge. I wash all my berries and I have never had a problem with them turning to "mush". Washing them doesn't turn them to mush; rough handling does.



Nope have to deny this. Maybe to each his own. But mush is not a myth. Happens to me all the time. IDK why. I dont mishandle my berries (OMG I can't believe I just said that. LMBO.) I do what you just stated and still mush. I wonder if weather/location plays a role in this. I live in La. where its very humid. icon_confused.gif
post #81 of 128
Whyyyyy, oh why did I read this whole thread?! icon_cry.gif But I am glad I did.

I did get some crappy soup the other day from a pub. I did not complain and did not eat it. No way are they going to remember me and fix me up good next time. I probably won't ever be back.

Sometimes you sit at a table and think, why can't they clean the salt and pepper shakers til they shine? You can just imagine how many kids have played with them or done worse.

Buffets are germ spreaders. Everyone serves themselves, that's a lot of people sneezing on their hands and serving themselves or even worse, kids who serve themselves after picking their nose. I always keep antibac. with me and we all clean our hands after serving ourselves. I was standing in line behind a teenager and watched her drop the serving spoon and put it back in the tray. I quickly grabbed it and handed it to the server who was headed to get it at the same time. -- Just think of the cruse ships!

I do wash berries that I intend to eat immediately. I do not wash them if I am going to bake with them. Mushrooms get hard & rubbery and absorb water if you wash them, you should only use a moist towel to dust off any dirt you see as you would the berries.
post #82 of 128
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Originally Posted by SkisInOkinawa

Sometimes you sit at a table and think, why can't they clean the salt and pepper shakers til they shine? You can just imagine how many kids have played with them or done worse.

Everyone serves themselves, that's a lot of people sneezing on their hands and serving themselves



At least i know that I'm not the only one that worries about these things. I actually use a paper napkin to grab the serving spoons. It kills me that my family touches them w/their hands. I dont let my kids touch the shakers, menus, etc.. I wipe down the table and chairs w/a wipe before we eat. icon_redface.gif I dont let my kids play w/toys, tables, books and such at doctors' offices.
post #83 of 128
I'm cringing reading all these stories! I can't imagine cooking in a filthy kitchen! My son gts mad at me sometimes because the first thing out of my mouth when he wants me to fix something for dinner, lunch, cake, etc is: Is the kitchen CLEAN? He now cleans the kitchen thoroughly before asking my to make anything for him. He knows how I am.

One time I was helping my best friend run her café (before she sold it). It was just before opening and I wanted to make sure the oil was at the right temperature and everything was ready to go. When I walked into the kitchen I caught the line cooks doing cocaine and sucking the nitrous gas out of the whipped cream containers and putting them back in the walk-in! They also didn't clean the overhead above the griddle and I saw something drip onto it. They said they sprayed it with cleaner but thought they could just clean it later. I called in the back up line chefs and then fired the other guys when the replacements showed up.
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post #84 of 128
I have another story that truly lives up to this thread's name. Years ago I worked in the bakery at one of the local grocery stores in my area. The bakery manager was making donuts one day ( we made them from scratch) and as she was kneading the dough she dropped it on the floor where she was standing. I asked her if she was going to throw it away, she said no way, she wasn't wasting 25 lbs of dough and continued to knead the dough. After a while we started smelling an odor only to realize it was coming from her side of the room. Turns out she had stepped in dog mess and it was all over her shoe and on the floor right where she had dropped the dough. Did she throw it away? Nope, she said that's okay the germs will be killed when I fry the donuts!! Oh my _ _ _ ! I never ate anything out of that bakery again!!! Oh, and yes I did tell the store manager. He said he couldn't be bothered with anything like that! This is also the same lady that lost one of her fake fingernails only to have it turn up in one of the doughnuts!! I still gag when I think about it today.
post #85 of 128
OMG a 25#er on the floor is a hard call (I probably would have trimmed the part that touched the floor off and kept the rest) but DOG POO? no way. thats so bad!
post #86 of 128
I'm sure you can report it anonymously.

Here's the thing: if someone gets sick, it IS possible to pinpoint where they got sick from... otherwise there wouldn't be so many food establishments being shut down. If they can find out which day they got sick, they can find out where they ate. If they find out where and when, they can find out who worked that day. If you're the newest person, they're going to assume it's you. So it would seem, either way, there's a chance of getting fired.

The reason why health workers don't catch these things, is because food establishments are always warned ahead of time, giving them a chance to clean up before someone comes in with a clip board.
post #87 of 128
OK... have to share this. We took my 3 year old daughter out to a "nicer" fast food restaraunt this week. She got sick at the restaraunt and threw up on the floor under the table. I felt horrible and tried to clean it up as best as I could. I told a manager what happened. She came out with a wet cloth and a mop bucket. She cleaned up the floor with the cloth... stuck the cloth in the bucket... wrung it out... and wiped off the table. After "cleaning" the table, she bid us goodbye and preceeded to "clean" 2 other tables with that same cloth!!! I am 5 months pregnant, I promptly went into the restroom and threw up as well after seeing that. It was probably the one of the worst things I have ever seen. Ewwww!!!!
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post #88 of 128
You know after I read the post I had to laugh because I thought of Julia Childs! She would be doing something with a chicken, drop it on the floor and continue her demonstration. I would never do something like that but just one person's clean is another person 5 second rule!
post #89 of 128
In Ontario we have strict rules for bakery and restaurant kitchens. I know that inspections are done regularly and that there is no warning given about an inspector coming. The last bakery I worked in was a pleasure. ALL rules were observed down to the last letter and I felt good about the cakes/decorating I did there. The management of this bakery did everything they could to be sure that they were in compliance.

However, many of the PEOPLE who work in the industry are not trained about food safety. Its up to the owner/operators of these establishments to see to it that they ARE trained, that they DO know and follow the rules. There is much finger licking, sneezing, unkempt hair, lack of hand washing etc. going on. No matter how diligent an establishment is, it's very difficult to monitor these things. They can't be everywhere at once.

Education is the key and it should be mandatory for food service workers to be trained in food safety. No certificate, no job.
post #90 of 128
OMG! I have seen my share of gross in restaurants. I worked and traveled for a chain and oh what I saw. From dropped on the floor to creepy crawly on the food and equip. I delivered a cake to a "fine"
restaurant It was a very expensive place. When i saw the kitchen
i could have just died. I know for a fact I would never go there.
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