Skip to comments.Kentucky restaurant shut down after roadkill found in kitchen
Posted on 10/02/2012 4:08:55 PM PDT by Morgana
Customers at the Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg, Ky., alerted authorities after they spotted something they probably wish they hadn't: restaurant employees wheeling roadkill back to the kitchen.
Local CBS affiliate WYMT interviewed the witnesses. The roadkill was apparently a deer stuffed into a trash can. "There was actually a blood trail they were mopping up behind the garbage can," customer Katie Hopkins said. "There was like a tail, and like a foot and a leg sticking out of the garbage can, and they wheeled it straight back into the kitchen."
Local health inspector Paul Lawson was called in to investigate. Lawson said the restaurant owners told him they didn't know they were doing anything wrong. "They said they didn't know they weren't allowed to do that. So that makes me concerned that maybe they could have before. They didn't admit to doing it before." The owner said he didn't plan to serve the deer to customersinstead he planned to use it to feed his family.
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Me no see Fruffy. Fruffy not here. Fruffy was good cat, always happy.
did they hear any barking out back?
Why not? I’m a bit surprised that folks in Kentucky, of all places, would rat on them.
One of my daughters ran into a deer in her car earlier this year. After a game warden was called and shot the deer to finish it off, he told her she could bring it home and eat it.
One of our sons went and cut it up for her, and they made part of it into delicious sausage, which went into our freezer. Yummers.
The see that Chinese restaurant owners said they planned to eat it themselves, not serve it to customers.
Anyway, hopefully they can reopen, once inspectors determine that they have “sanitized” the place, whatever that means.
If it left a blood trail, at least it was fresh.
Better than some restaurants
The roadkill was actually deer meat. I have taken home that after the county sheriff deputy shot it. The deputy let me take it. It was a baby buck. I did not hit it but found it injured and called police so the deer would not straggle in the road and cause an accident.
If they had done that there is nothing wrong. The family can eat it. The fact it was in their restaurant makes me cringe.
But in my youthful public service days as Deer Warden, road kill moose and deer went straight to a series of restaurants in my jurisdiction in consideration of various in-kind emoluments. That is why I am not a Presidential Candidate. Not a problem, since the orphanage and county jail often had more than they could deal with.
Moose, BTW, is the viand of the gods. Roasts, delish. Ground moose with a bit of fatback or sowbelly mixed in is the best damn burger you're ever going to eat. Makes them orphans strong!
If theis was the criteria for shutting down resturants, most of theones in West Virginia would be closed.
The meat could be fine, but please deliver to the back door. lol
And I was all set to make my special roadkill stew!
Hemorrhagic disease, tapeworm, lungworm, roundworm, foot worms, hoof and mouth disease, brainworms...
I have never heard that done in my area. Some donate meat like that and it is butchered, wrapped in plastic and donated to food banks. Sometimes its parts the hunter did not want, times it is fresh road kill.
I would not eat any meat like this in a restaurant.
“Ummmmm.....there seems to be an antler in my sweet and sour shrimp.”
“Just part of our secret recipe. You know, like Colonel’s chicken.”
” That is why I am not a Presidential Candidate.”
You have my vote.
Just imagine that list for humans. I ain’t eating at that restaurant in “Fried Green Tomatoes “. Not never.
I have a friend in New Mexico who has a permit from the game warden to salvage fresh deer killed on the highways.
One night she was cutting up a fresh kill by the side of the road when the game warden drove up and told her half a dozen passers by had called him about “poaching” there. She was allowed to continue to cut up the deer with no problems.
That said it is not lawful in most states to take any game animal into a place where commercial food is served or processed for processing.
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