It’s a pretty sad day when a 16-year-old knows more about food safety than the owner of a restaurant. A restaurant that has been serving customers for six years, and during those six years, they have been saving money by reusing old chips and salsa.
Last month, a woman by the name of Kristie Bowie posted on her Facebook page about her 16-year-old daughter’s work experience at a restaurant called Su Casa. She had been working there for a week when she was told by managers that she shouldn’t throw away “salsa, chips, etc that come back that looked like they haven’t been touched!”
She didn’t feel comfortable with this, so she asked the owner about it, and this was his response…
“He said is was true so she put her notice in and worked her shift. The owner belittled my daughter telling her she had no common sense and asked her if she is such a clean freak why is her apron dirty!”
Not a smart move by the owner, because Bowie’s Facebook post went viral and now the restaurant is under investigation by local health officials. Another former employee, Anthony Rigozzi, told WWMT that the 16-year-old girl is telling the truth.
“They will have used meat out and just hang it back up after the health department tells them to take it down. They will put it right back up as soon as they leave.”
Surprisingly, the owner of the restaurant talked to reporters and he claims he had no idea he was putting his customers in danger. He thought it was okay to serve food again if it “looked” like it hadn’t been touched, “I didn’t realize that even if people did not touch them or they were still in the tray, I thought everything was good.”
This will be Su Casa’s third citation from the Van Buren County Health Department. The two previous ones were for a malfunctioning dishwasher and exposed roast pork.
Source: fox news