Last week a few subscribers emailed us a story about inappropriate acts in a St. John’s, NFLD Dairy Queen. Seems that while managers weren’t around staff were mooning, grabbing their body parts and then going back to food handling without washing up. Sounded like a perfect infosheet to us, so here it is.
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Would you like fries with that, as the employee drops his pants and bares his bottom outside the takeout window.
That’s apparently in a video from a St. John’s, Canada, Dairy Queen franchise.
"Oh man, you gotta wipe that now," a co-worker advises him, apparently in vain. The employee continues about his work, without — at least immediately — washing his hands.
CBC News reports that the video also shows a snowball fight behind the counter, where food orders are prepared and served. Christmas decorations are visible in the video.
Messages posted by former and current employees also made comments about the questionable handling of food at the restaurant.
Franchise owner Albert Buott was quoted as saying, "Good God almighty. Where’s my managers? Who’s allowing this to happen?"
A provincial food inspection official said dropping one’s pants behind a restaurant counter is a health-code violation.
Healthinspections.com is reporting that a Dairy Queen in Daytona Beach was fined $900 for repeated problems such as untrained employees handling food and foods held at dangerous temperatures.
Based on a review of thousands of health inspections in 12 cities, Dairy Queen has one of the worst records in the fast food industry, often with critical violations that have not been corrected since the last inspection. The chain has one of the worst records in fast food for repeating the same health code violation time and again.
Employee hygiene is the number one problem at DQ – accounting for 22% of the chain’s violations. Hygiene includes everything from workers not washing their hands to employees found eating and drinking in the kitchen.
Near Denver, for example, an inspector watched an employee "wipe nose, take money," and continue to prepare food without washing.