Do you have a favorite restaurant? You probably don’t have to deal with bad customer service. However, have you ever wondered what happens while your food is cooking at your local restaurant? Perhaps you’ve worked in a kitchen or seen the kitchen at your favorite restaurant. Everything may seem super clean and up to health standards, but that doesn’t mean it’s always the case. Food workers worldwide have decided to open up and tell us about the grossest health hazards they’ve seen. You won’t believe what some of these people have done, seen, and taken part in! Keep reading for 25 of the vilest health hazards that will make you think twice about eating at your local restaurant. If you don’t learn from this, then check out for top signs that a restaurant is not clean enough to eat at! That way, you won’t have a horror health hazard story like these Reddit users.
25. Bleach Consumption
Reddit user karadan100 says, “I mentioned this one somewhere before on Reddit. I used to have a job working as an inspector for storage tanks at places like dairies and factories. I went to a Cheesecake Factory once to test a milk storage tank. It had just been cleaned and was being prepped to be filled with a tanker full of milk. I noticed the floor of the tank was covered in bleach. It turned out the floor manager couldn’t be bothered to spend the time sucking out the rest of the cleaning fluid used in the cleaning process and, as standard, just filled the tank with milk on top of a dozen gallons of bleach.
“His theory was that there was enough milk to dilute the bleach to acceptable consumption levels. I wrote a report, and he was promptly fired. My 12-gallon estimate is just that – an estimate. It was a huge milk storage silo (40,000l IIRC), and roughly half an inch of the floor of the tank was covered in cleaning fluid. The dilutions we’re talking about probably wouldn’t have been harmful or even stable after being pasteurized and mixed with cheesecake ingredients. However, that’s a guess and ultimately not the point of the story. He should have done things properly but took the lazy way out.”