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Live Maggots Found in Whole Foods Meat Case, Health Officials Say They’re Not Moving Fast Enough ..
Yahoo! News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Will Lerner

Posted on 04/30/2014 6:50:22 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

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Maggots found in Whole Foods meat case, health officials say they’re not moving fast enough to fix the problem

Whole Foods claims to be “America’s 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 hasn’t worked quickly enough to fix the problem. Beyond that, the grocery store can’t 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.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 4agitprop; flylarvae; maggots; napl; natural; organic; organicfoods; pesticidefree; sanfrancisco; sanfransicko; sicko; vermin; wholefoods
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Whole Foods Crowd D@mn! The secret's out! Now everybody wants some.
1 posted on 04/30/2014 6:50:23 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

LOL! I read that title and was wondering why the health officials thought the maggots weren’t moving fast enough!


2 posted on 04/30/2014 6:51:14 PM PDT by dangus
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To: DogByte6RER

Well there ya go. Whole Foods provides extra protein for free and people complain about it. Sheesh.


3 posted on 04/30/2014 6:51:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Heck - I thought that was Parmesan cheese ...


4 posted on 04/30/2014 6:51:59 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: DogByte6RER

when did the pelosi family Get Back to town???


5 posted on 04/30/2014 6:52:17 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: DogByte6RER

Maggots are organic protein.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 6:52:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Slings and Arrows

A ping for pesticide free foods ...


7 posted on 04/30/2014 6:52:57 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: dangus

I thought the same. How do you get maggots to move faster? Cheer them on?


8 posted on 04/30/2014 6:53:20 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: DogByte6RER

Suddenly everybody remembers what the last couple hundred years of agricultural chemistry was all about.


9 posted on 04/30/2014 6:54:27 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Free and very fresh protein. At no extra charge; who is complaining?


10 posted on 04/30/2014 6:54:59 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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11 posted on 04/30/2014 6:56:13 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: dangus

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.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 6:57:03 PM PDT by dangus
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To: DogByte6RER

In San Francisco? Is that particular store allowing the homeless to sleep in their meat case again?


13 posted on 04/30/2014 6:58:33 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: DogByte6RER
It's not maggots! Merely fly eggs. Wash them off and everything is OK.


14 posted on 04/30/2014 6:58:42 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Sounds like someone planted those. Probably an angry vegan...


15 posted on 04/30/2014 6:59:09 PM PDT by kpbruinfan ("Time, if nothing else, will do its worst so do me a favor and tell me the good news first." - Peart)
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To: dangus

“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.”

Not at all. The owners of Whole Foods don’t completely tow the liberal line. They are heretics and must be punished.


16 posted on 04/30/2014 6:59:41 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: DogByte6RER

... on the bright side the maggots are organic and range fed.


17 posted on 04/30/2014 7:00:20 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: DogByte6RER

From;

http://www.zetatalk.com/food/tfood12j.htm

“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’.”


18 posted on 04/30/2014 7:01:29 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission (Dude, its protein! And fresher than that dead cow in the meat case!)
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To: dangus

“LOL! I read that title and was wondering why the health officials thought the maggots weren’t moving fast enough!”

Me too. If the maggots are healthy, all is good, right?


19 posted on 04/30/2014 7:03:53 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: kpbruinfan

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.


20 posted on 04/30/2014 7:03:55 PM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: JimSEA

Maggots are a good protein source.


21 posted on 04/30/2014 7:05:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DogByte6RER

Come on maggots!

22 posted on 04/30/2014 7:09:03 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: DogByte6RER

A little too organic...


23 posted on 04/30/2014 7:09:43 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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24 posted on 04/30/2014 7:10:31 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: DogByte6RER

Dead Maggots are somehow better?


25 posted on 04/30/2014 7:12:34 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: DogByte6RER

hhhuuummmmm do we know in which Whole Foods they found the maggot? :(


26 posted on 04/30/2014 7:14:48 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: dangus

LOL! I read that title and was wondering why the health officials thought the maggots weren’t 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.


27 posted on 04/30/2014 7:15:15 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: mkmensinger

Maggot prods?


28 posted on 04/30/2014 7:15:41 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Ditter

San Fransicko ...

More coverage here:

http://news.kron4.com/news/video-health-officials-whole-foods-has-not-moved-fast-enough-to-resolve-urgent-maggot-issue/


29 posted on 04/30/2014 7:16:44 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


30 posted on 04/30/2014 7:20:11 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: DogByte6RER
They must mean Organic maggots.
31 posted on 04/30/2014 7:20:28 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: dfwgator

Noted!


32 posted on 04/30/2014 7:25:15 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: DogByte6RER

7 Insects You’ll Be Eating in the Future
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3150243/posts


33 posted on 04/30/2014 7:25:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Shrink wrap them and sell them for $6.99 a pound.


34 posted on 04/30/2014 7:27:36 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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Were they free-range, organically grown maggots?


35 posted on 04/30/2014 7:30:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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Maggots found in Whole Foods meat case, health officials say they’re not moving fast enough to fix the problem

Where do you find fast maggots?

36 posted on 04/30/2014 7:31:45 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: DogByte6RER

But hey! It’s organic!


37 posted on 04/30/2014 7:32:41 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Not moving fast enough? How fast should a maggot go?


38 posted on 04/30/2014 7:43:59 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: dangus

That’s what I thought too!


39 posted on 04/30/2014 7:49:48 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: BulletBobCo

LOL!

I actually read that in the voice of Captain Harris from ‘Police Academy’. I kid you not.

Move it, move it, move it!


40 posted on 04/30/2014 7:56:21 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Don’t San Francisco and Maggots go together anyway


41 posted on 04/30/2014 8:03:57 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Paladin2

Maggots are organic protein.


Its also Vegan and GREEN


42 posted on 04/30/2014 8:04:36 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: DogByte6RER

As a ‘Senior’ I prefer the slower maggots. The fast-moving ones, frankly, worry me.


43 posted on 04/30/2014 8:06:02 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: kpbruinfan
Sounds like someone planted those. Probably an angry vegan...

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.

44 posted on 04/30/2014 8:11:02 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: txhurl

Nice story about the crayfish. Do you have a link by any chance?


45 posted on 04/30/2014 8:13:36 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: DogByte6RER
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.”

What did Mr. Melancon do? Did he clean up the area or did he say "that's not MY job"?

46 posted on 04/30/2014 8:14:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission

Reminds me of some of the Bear Grylls episodes where he eats larvae, maggots, and other stuff to survive.


47 posted on 04/30/2014 8:16:56 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: txhurl
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.

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)?

48 posted on 04/30/2014 8:18:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: dangus

This is a ‘happening’ in San Fransicko - might one inquire as to which side of the display counter glass the maggots were located?


49 posted on 04/30/2014 8:19:46 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Valpal1
Excellent hypothesis as when I was a sanitation inspector I noted that very few inspectors and employees ever looked up to see a source of food contamination. Nobody ever looks up.
50 posted on 04/30/2014 8:20:14 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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