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<b>So, I attended my local community college today for a Gardenburger and fries with my wife today. I know the cook, he has cooked for me before and I request a separate spatula from everything else because it touches beef, turkey and chicken and I know that eating out at restaurants I take that risk of cross contamination but still it is only polite to do what the customer asks.<br>
In any rate, they grill the food in front of you and I know that the cook saw me point to the Gardenburger as if to say, "Hey I was here two days ago, remember to use a separate spatula," He looked at me strangely and then the other cooks proceeded to touch my vegan friendly burger with the nasty meat infested spatula. -___-;<br>
I nearly had a panic attack and considered telling them to forget about the whole thing, but since I had promised myself several months ago that I would not waste food I would just consume it and then never eat from there again. -huff- It just made me angry that they would do something like that, I mean isn't it common sense that if someone is ordering something like that there is a good chance they DON'T want immediate contact with raw or undercooked beef, turkey, chicken, ect!? -___-;;;<br>
Sorry, I just needed a place to vent is all, sorry for the random rant.</b>
 

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Is there a chance it was just a communication problem?
 

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<b>Meh, I'm half convinced they did it last time too because the one guy hid the other spatula and then spawned a different that looked dirty. The guy I told didn't even mention it to them. So, I'm sure that they care little about what spatula they use. They touched like raw chicken and then used the spatula to pick up a cooked burger. Soo I think they just are there to fool around and get paid, it's all they seemed to do. -___-;;<br>
Plus, I don't like the apprehension of waiting for them to touch my Gardenburger with something that's had meat on it, better I just stay away from it and go elsewhere then do that.</b>
 

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Ewww..... I don't blame your annoyance/anger <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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<b>I'm glad someone gets it lol. I just was like wow, I would never do that. Even with omni food. I would have separate tools for each item. But I guess that's just me. -___-</b>
 

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I would too, omni food is scary with disease.
 

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<b>Exactly! And when that guy was touching cooked food with the same spatula or tongs he touched uncooked food that just got put on the grill with I was a little disturbed. Also! They don't change gloves after touching raw food, cooked food, ingredients ect. I saw one touch a turkey burger, then touch some fries, a bun, ect. It was like wow, common sense when you work in a kitchen is to not do stuff like that.</b>
 

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Oh G-d, cross contamination hell.
 

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It makes you wonder what they're doing in the kitchens that we can't see. Very scary. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/worried.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":worried:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Raven815</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3083261"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
It makes you wonder what they're doing in the kitchens that we can't see. Very scary. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/worried.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":worried:"></div>
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I know right?!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Raven815</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3083261"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
It makes you wonder what they're doing in the kitchens that we can't see. Very scary. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/worried.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":worried:"></div>
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<br><b>Ewwww point well made. Now I wonder. @[email protected] Makes you never want to eat at the restaurant again. x..x</b>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>KeiGraves</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3083199"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><b>I'm glad someone gets it lol. I just was like wow, I would never do that. Even with omni food. I would have separate tools for each item. But I guess that's just me. -___-</b></div>
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I have a prime example of this which I had to deal with continuously as life as an omni. I have a sensitivity to eggs which brings out a severe rash (Loosely cooked & raw egg). I lived in hotel where I worked (Surprisingly fun times were had in the staff block) but one of the problems I have was with cross contamination of eggs with EVERYTHING. We was in a secluded area (6 miles to the nearest shop) and food was included in the price we paid for rent - but no matter what I said to the staff they would never fully oblige by it.<br><br>
For instance, the breakfast buffet was silver-served (picked up with a spoon & fork) from a hot buffet point onto the guests plate and whilst there was 7 different sets of forks and spoons for staff to use, they would only use one set no matter how many times I asked them to use the separate ones provided (The leftovers were used for Staff breakfast). The breakfast chefs also used the same spatula no matter how many times I approached them, and I was actually disregarded daily on the subject.<br><br>
This went on for 6 months until I left, it took me about 2 months to figure out the problem was the chefs cross contaminating and then I gave up basically on being able to eat a omni breakfast - even beans on toast was outta the question! (I was never this sensitive to eggs in the past, not really sure why sensitivity increased)<br><br>
Naturally this isn't so much a problem now since I've recently turned vegan, I just thought this was a prime example and no doubt something I'm going encounter a problem with when I do eat out - I wonder if they will disregard any stress I put on asking to ensure no eggs come into contact with my food due to allergens due to it being a vegan meal. Hmm.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>River</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3083200"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I would too, omni food is scary with disease.</div>
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Omni refrigerator; Mortuary.<br><br>
Omni Oven: Crematorium<br><br>
Omni Cutlery: Burial Tools.<br><br>
Omni: Walking Grave.<br><br>
Don't know why I said that right now.<br><br>
Do know that omnis don't like it when I refer to them and their 'stuff' in that way.
 

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That's both disgusting and disrespectful, and also potentially dangerous for anyone eating there because of the risk of food poisoning. Maybe you should complain or report them to the food hygiene authority in your area?
 

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Honestly, people are supposed to clean their spatula before and after they cook something. You may want to discuss that with the manager.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>KeiGraves</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3083175"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><b>In any rate, they grill the food in front of you and I know that the cook saw me point to the Gardenburger as if to say, "Hey I was here two days ago, remember to use a separate spatula," He looked at me strangely and then the other cooks proceeded to touch my vegan friendly burger with the nasty meat infested spatula. -___-;</b></div>
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I'm not defending what they did. As their customer, you have a right to have them prepare your meal as you wish- and as others have pointed out, cross-contamination can make people physically ill. But I suspect the food preparer did not remember you or your request. He probably looked at you strangely because he didn't know what you meant/wanted.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Clairdelunex</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3086250"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I have a prime example of this which I had to deal with continuously as life as an omni. I have a sensitivity to eggs which brings out a severe rash (Loosely cooked & raw egg). This went on for 6 months until I left, it took me about 2 months to figure out the problem was the chefs cross contaminating and then I gave up basically on being able to eat a omni breakfast - even beans on toast was outta the question! <b>(I was never this sensitive to eggs in the past, not really sure why sensitivity increased)</b><br></div>
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(bold emphasis mine) I was never sensitive to dairy, and dairy intolerance does not run in my family- but when I started going vegan and then sometimes backslid into eating dairy, I usually had problems. Evidently my body soon lost the ability to digest milk sugar. (Perhaps I could re-develop a tolerance for milk but my reason for cutting back on it in the first place was ethical and I don't want to start consuming it again). I think eggs are one of the frequent problem foods, and perhaps your body adjusted to not having to deal with egg anymore?....
 

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Ugh I'm sorry that happened to you. That's really gross. Especially touching a spatula to raw meat and then cooked food. How they get away with that is totally beyond me. Disgusting.<br><br>
Part of the reason I'm not nuts about eating in restaurants is that I have a hard time trusting others' food preparation methods. If I make it myself, I know what I'm having.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Clueless Git</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3086399"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Omni refrigerator; Mortuary.<br><br>
Omni Oven: Crematorium<br><br>
Omni Cutlery: Burial Tools.<br><br>
Omni: Walking Grave.<br><br>
Don't know why I said that right now.<br><br>
Do know that omnis don't like it when I refer to them and their 'stuff' in that way.</div>
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<br><b>Clever! I like it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></b>
 

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I'm not defending what they did. As their customer, you have a right to have them prepare your meal as you wish- and as others have pointed out, cross-contamination can make people physically ill. But I suspect the food preparer did not remember you or your request. He probably looked at you strangely because he didn't know what you meant/wanted.<br><br>
(bold emphasis mine) I was never sensitive to dairy, and dairy intolerance does not run in my family- but when I started going vegan and then sometimes backslid into eating dairy, I usually had problems. Evidently my body soon lost the ability to digest milk sugar. (Perhaps I could re-develop a tolerance for milk but my reason for cutting back on it in the first place was ethical and I don't want to start consuming it again). I think eggs are one of the frequent problem foods, and perhaps your body adjusted to not having to deal with egg anymore?....</div>
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Gotcha there, but still, they shouldn't touch things like that together to begin with. To me it's just common sense not to mix raw meats with cooked meats with vegan burgers? I don't know maybe it's just me.</b>
 
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