August 11, 2008 11:07 AM EDT (Updated: August 11, 2008 11:20 AM EDT)
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2. Jack-in-the-Box: One of the most famous E. coli outbreaks occurred at Jack in the Box restaurants in 1993, when hundreds of people became sick and four children died after eating tainted hamburgers. Dozens of lawsuits were filed; one 12-year-old girl who lapsed into a coma after eating at the restaurant was awarded a $15.6 million settlement. Since then, Jack in the Box has set up several ways of ensuring the safety of their meat, including adding a new testing mechanism for E. coli and increasing the meat cooking temperatures.
3. Sonic: Sonic advertises itself as "
4. KFC. Colonel Sanders' famed restaurant ranked the second worst for hygiene violations. This rating includes KFC employees who did not wash their hands before touching food and improperly sanitized cooking utensils, among other violations. The fried chicken chain also ranked number four among chains with repeat health violations.
5. Arby's. The popular roast beef joint had the most repeat violations of all chains reviewed and ranked sixth for poor employee hygiene. In fact, dirty meat slices at two different locations—one in
The Dirty Truth
Think you're not at risk? Think again. About 76 million (or nearly one in four) Americans are afflicted with a foodborne illness each year, and about half of those come after eating at a restaurant. Here are two chains that were linked to highly publicized instances of foodborne illnesses.
Dirty utensils, foodborne illness, and poor personal hygiene run rampant in these three fast food joints.
Recently Burger King & Mickey D's along with Wendy's instituted an employee training & re-training program that was specifically about hygeine, food poisoning & the encessity to keep things clean. Notice that none of the 3 are in the list! Do not hesitatae to leave a place if you observe poor hygeine, unsafe practices in the operation of the restaurant, etc. Such small things as an employee touching their air or face then handling food is a NO-NO....!
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