Photo Shows Lettuce Contaminated at Burger King
Three employees from an Ohio Burger King restaurant were fired for posting a photo on the Internet showing lettuce being stepped on.
According to the Inquisitr, the lettuce foot stomping employee posted this picture to 4Chan, a website where people can post images anonymously.
The lettuce was inside a bin and was being stepped on intentionally by an employee.
The action against the employees involved was swift. A Burger King spokesman said that violations of rules regarding health and safety would not be tolerated.
The Burger King investigation led to the exact location of the restaurant.
When the photo was uploaded from the camera, there was a GPS signature that pinpointed the source of the image.
Burger King’s Director of Global Communications, Bryson W. Thornton, sent Fox 8 News the following statement:
“Burger King Corp. is aware of a photo that shows a BURGER KING® restaurant employee violating the company’s stringent food handling procedures. Food safety is a top priority at all BURGER KING® restaurants and the company maintains a zero-tolerance policy against any violations such as the one in question.
The restaurant where this photo was taken is independently-owned and operated by a BURGER KING® franchisee. The franchisee has taken swift action to investigate this matter and has terminated the three employees involved in the incident.”
Burger King did not give out the particular location of the restaurant, but Ohio news sources believes it was in the city of Mayfield Heights.
This isn’t the first time a Burger king employee has been fired for sanitation reasons. In 2008, an Xenia, Ohio Burger King fired several employees after a video posted online showed one employee taking a bath in the restaurant sink