Skip to comments.Live Maggots Found in Whole Foods Meat Case, Health Officials Say They’re Not Moving Fast Enough ..
Posted on 04/30/2014 6:50:22 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Maggots found in Whole Foods meat case, health officials say theyre not moving fast enough to fix the problem
Whole Foods claims to be Americas Healthiest Grocery Store, and that they, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry. Such claims might start to be questioned, however, after a disgusting discovery at one of their San Francisco locations on Monday, April 21. Last week, KRON 4 News exclusively reported that maggots were found in a meat case. Now, KRON 4 News is reporting that the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) claims Whole Foods hasnt worked quickly enough to fix the problem. Beyond that, the grocery store cant seem to keep its story straight as to what actually transpired.
When the story was reported last week, KRON was told by the SFDPH that Whole Foods told them that all they found was one dead maggot. That conflicted with what KRON had heard from Whole Foods employee, Marc Melancon. Mr. Melancon, who is a meat clerk, told the station last week, I can actually see maggots underneath the plastic right near the meat that I was selling, inside the case it was pretty bad. After KRON started to look into the matter, Whole Foods changed its story.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
LOL! I read that title and was wondering why the health officials thought the maggots weren’t moving fast enough!
Well there ya go. Whole Foods provides extra protein for free and people complain about it. Sheesh.
Heck - I thought that was Parmesan cheese ...
when did the pelosi family Get Back to town???
Maggots are organic protein.
A ping for pesticide free foods ...
I thought the same. How do you get maggots to move faster? Cheer them on?
Suddenly everybody remembers what the last couple hundred years of agricultural chemistry was all about.
Free and very fresh protein. At no extra charge; who is complaining?
Let me get this straight: the MEAT CLERK found maggots in his own MEAT CASE, and instead of cleaning it up, he called the news? A disgruntled employee with an axe to grind, or the world’s stupidest meat clerk?
Either way, the sheer idiocy of the news media is astounding.
In San Francisco? Is that particular store allowing the homeless to sleep in their meat case again?
Sounds like someone planted those. Probably an angry vegan...
“Let me get this straight: the MEAT CLERK found maggots in his own MEAT CASE, and instead of cleaning it up, he called the news? A disgruntled employee with an axe to grind, or the worlds stupidest meat clerk?
Either way, the sheer idiocy of the news media is astounding.”
Not at all. The owners of Whole Foods don’t completely tow the liberal line. They are heretics and must be punished.
... on the bright side the maggots are organic and range fed.
“Reminds me of something the Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen wrote about his stay with the Netsilik Inuit:”
“Right alongside the spot where we pitched our camp we found an old cache of caribou meat - two years old I was told. We cleared the stones away and fed the dogs, for it is law in this country that as soon as a cache is more than a winter and a summer old, it falls to the one who has use for it. The meat was green with age, and when we made a cut in it , it was like the bursting of a boil, so full of great white maggots was it. To my horror my companions scooped out handfuls of the crawling things and ate them with evident relish. I criticised their taste, but they laughed at me and said, not illogically:”
“You yourself like caribou meat, and what are these maggots but live caribou meat? They taste just the same as the meat and are refreshing to the mouth.”
“I guess if you think of it that way, then they are just processed meat. Sort of like tiny, wriggling hot dogs. Maybe thats what he means by eating them with ‘relish’.”
“LOL! I read that title and was wondering why the health officials thought the maggots werent moving fast enough!”
Me too. If the maggots are healthy, all is good, right?
No, probably not. Under the meat/seafood/deli display you see are stainless steel lids protecting the refrigeration equipment underneath.
That’s the unseen JUNGLE that only gets looked at once or twice a year for maintenance and cleaning.
A very large grocery chain in Texas last year had a baby crawfish slip thru the cracks and lived a very long time eating food snippets that also fell thru the cracks, was a very large, fine specimen when the tech opened up the case to repair some refrig lines.
Maggots are a good protein source.
Come on maggots!
A little too organic...
Dead Maggots are somehow better?
hhhuuummmmm do we know in which Whole Foods they found the maggot? :(
LOL! I read that title and was wondering why the health officials thought the maggots werent moving fast enough!
I did too. I really did. I thought that maggots were acceptable to a point as long as they are slow.....I swear I did by reading the title.
San Fransicko ...
More coverage here:
reminds me of the scene in master and commander where at the captains table they discuss the virtues of two weavals (maggots crawling arount the bread they are eating). Don’t you know that her majesty’s navy requires the lesser of two weavels.
7 Insects You’ll Be Eating in the Future
Shrink wrap them and sell them for $6.99 a pound.
Where do you find fast maggots?
But hey! It’s organic!
Not moving fast enough? How fast should a maggot go?
That’s what I thought too!
I actually read that in the voice of Captain Harris from ‘Police Academy’. I kid you not.
Move it, move it, move it!
Don’t San Francisco and Maggots go together anyway
Maggots are organic protein.
As a ‘Senior’ I prefer the slower maggots. The fast-moving ones, frankly, worry me.
Or an employee that's tired of working and wants to go back on unemployment.
I've raised maggots (for aquarium fish food). They are unlikely to crawl up from the floor drain to the meat case. A dead rodent lodged up in the case somewhere is a more likely scenario. Also they should look up. We once had a mouse expire above a ceiling tile, the kind with multiple perforations and the smell was going up and the maggots were dropping down onto my mother's bed.
Nice story about the crayfish. Do you have a link by any chance?
What did Mr. Melancon do? Did he clean up the area or did he say "that's not MY job"?
Reminds me of some of the Bear Grylls episodes where he eats larvae, maggots, and other stuff to survive.
Health department says WF isn't working fast enough to resolve the matter. How many days does it take once it is discovered? How many people in the ranks must be consulted with before doing the cleanup (even if they wait until after the customers have cleared the store at 10:15pm)?
This is a ‘happening’ in San Fransicko - might one inquire as to which side of the display counter glass the maggots were located?