If you are what you eat, then you’re a veggie that has been sitting next to portapotties, handled by workers who haven’t been washing their hands, sitting in puddles of sludge, trickled on with E-Coli, and nibbled on by vermin.
Joel Grover at NBC 4 did some excellent reporting into how some downtown produce vendors are committing serious health code violations. His report resulted in Johnny Rockets, one of the chains that received and served said produce, changed vendors immediately after being contacted by NBC 4 and shown their undercover footage… other popular restaurants are probably still serving the veggies.
The most notable part is that after notifying the Health Dept. of the violations, Joel has video of inspectors warning the vendors to clean up their act – not because they’ll be cited, but, we hear the inspectors warn, because NBC is covering it.
Noted: DGarzila gives his take on the situation at the 7th Street Market.