A Few Reasons To Not Eat Restaurant Food
Study says eating at restaurants is way worse than eating at home and is associated with dozens of problems, from unhealthy food to various causes of illness.
There are several reasons to not eat restaurant food. We can talk about the high-calorie content, sodium, and trans fats. Or, we can discuss food safety. There has been quite a bit in the news lately about food safety, with the recent Canadian peanut butter salmonella scare, melamine found in baby formula, and so forth.
A friend of mine turned up sick after eating at a local restaurant. He believes he got food poisoning from a dish containing mayonnaise. He was so violently ill that his vision blacked out for some time. (A nurse later told him that that could be caused by an increase in blood pressure behind the eyeball.)
I felt for him — my personal experience with the poor safety of restaurant food came after eating at a Chinese buffet a few years ago. I thought I was going to die. You hear stories about people regurgitating the soles of their shoes. I gave it an honest shot that night. I swore off Chinese food for 3 years after that experience. So, I couldn’t help but chuckle when I saw these two articles about restaurant food safety.
Restaurant Food And Safety
This ad was clipped out of an area newspaper, and a restaurant is a well-respected place. I can’t help but wonder why someone would be compelled to advertise based on cleanliness in the world. If I’m going to pay someone to prepare my food, I take it for granted that the place will be clean and sanitary. That’s an egregious error on my part.
And while we’re at it, see the end of the ad. “…Our mission is to provide you with the very best bar-b-que possible….” Again, I work under the assumption that I would get their best effort! What does that say about your establishment if you have to shout these things from the rooftops?
Then we have the story about the diners who recently died in Japan after eating improperly prepared blowfish testicles. No — that’s not a typo. In some parts of the world, toxic seafood is considered an exquisite delicacy. Even though they are…