"I used to work in a baseball park concession stand. The short answer is not to order anything, but if you absolutely have to buy something, don't buy the hotdogs.
Do not. Buy. The hot dogs.
They made it out of the package okay, and might even have been edible after we finished grilling them - and then they went into the water. We kept three pans of water at the back of the grill, that held the hot dogs. Any hot dogs left at the end of the day went back into the fridge, and came out again the next day. Me and the other cook put our feet down on throwing out the water and old hot dogs after two full days, but the management didn't want to let us.
Oh, and our freezer broke so all the meat got stored in the ice bin. And our management always told us when the surprise health inspections were gonna show up, usually a week or so in advance."
"Worked at Subway 2010-12. Only thing I have to say is that tuna and seafood packaged used to have a label on it that said that it didn't contain dolphin or turtles in the meat, then that label suddenly disappeared in 2012."
"You should not feed honey to children under one years old because it contains spores of a bacterium that will produce the possibly deadliest poison known to mankind"
"One of the most expensive forms of coffee is Kopi Luwak which is coffee beans that have been eaten by a Asian Palm Civet and pooped out and can run up to $700 a kilo."
"There is always cow feces in all milk. Cows' @$$holes are right above the udder. Udders are cleaned before attaching the milking machines, but [email protected]#t happens all day long while cows are getting milked. Once you see a milking operation, you'll be REALLY glad to know that they literally pasteurize the [email protected]#t out of that milk. "
"Salami isnt cooked. It is technically a raw product. In its production good bacteria is added that decreased* the ph to a point that harmful bacteria such as e. coli and listeria can't survive, which then make it safe to eat. Not to mention the cool fungus that grows on the casing to protect it from dying out too much. Very neat. (Meat Science major, we make Salami and other meat products on campus in a dinky meat lab)"
"The roe and milt of certain fish is a common delicacy across the world, including sturgeon roe, otherwise known as caviar.While roe is widely known to be fish eggs, it's not so well known that milt is fish sperm."
"Casu marzu. There exists a cheese that contains live maggot larvae on purpose."
"Usually because no restaurant ever has cleaned out the ice machine. It also depends on what they use to scoop the ice out of the machines. If you got people with dirty hands with a scoop scooping out ice you can imagine all the nasty particles that rub off on the ice etc. Do that 4-5 times a day and you see the potential for nasty to accumulate."
"Grocery stores will sometimes mix in food colouring in with near expiration date meat to make it look fresh"
"Canned pineapple can pack in up to 20% moldy fruit."
"The contents in a jar of peanut butter contains on average 2 bugs."
"Every time you eat fresh produce, you're taking the risk that no one who touched it also didn't poop in their hands. So, wash everything and enjoy your salad.
Prepackaged salads are an excellent source of bacteria. The salad gets washed once, then is sold to you."
" FDA regulations state that ten insects and 35 fruit fly eggs per 8 oz. of raisins is OK. It doesn't stop at raisins, though."
"Shrimps diet consists mainly of poop. If you've ever eaten shrimp, you've eaten poop from potentially thousands of different animals including humans."
"They use shellac to make some different foods and candies more shiny. Shellac is an excretion from the lac beetle."
"In the United States companies can legally sell curry powder that contains less than 100 insect fragments per 25 grams.
Hops with less than 2500 aphids per 10 grams and coffee as long as less than 10% of beans are moldy.
Even with modern technology, all defects in goods cannot be eliminated. As a result, the Food and Drug Administration has set allowable defect or "tolerance levels.""
"Some raspberry flavorings come from beaver anal glands."
"Uni is just sea urchin gonads."
"Lemons have the highest fecal content of any food found in most restaurant kitchens."
"Frozen broccoli must have an average of no more than 60 aphids or thrips or mites per 100 grams."
"This is the most disgusting defect in the FDA approved list! Yes, 1 kilogram of wheat may contain upto 9 rodent poop pellets. Even your favourite popcorn may contain upto 4 pellets of rodent poop. The presence of a small amount of mammalian excreta is considered to be safe for consumption."
"Oregano can legally contain up to 1,250 insect fragments per 10 grams."
"Chocolate bars have an average of 8 insect legs in it."
"Tomato paste is considered bad only if more than 45 percent contains mold."
"Figs have dead wasps inside them."
"Berries can harbor up to 4 larvae per 100 grams."
"Up to 10 percent of canned asparagus can harbor asparagus beetles or egg sacs."
"As much as five percent of your maraschino cherries can legally contain maggots."
"Cinnamon can carry up to 1 milligram of animal excrement per pound."