Skip to comments.Kansas City Health Department pours bleach on food meant for homeless people
Posted on 11/13/2018 6:33:38 AM PST by Red Badger
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (Fox 32 News) - The Kansas City Health Department threw away and poured bleach on food meant for homeless people.
The food was going to be distributed by a group called Free Hot Soup KC. The Kansas City Star said that the food, which included home-cooked chili, foil wrapped sandwiches and vats of soup, was destroyed on Sunday, Nov. 5, during a coordinated sting at several parks where volunteers had gathered.
The Health Department said the group did not have a permit and was putting people at risk.
"E. coli or salmonella or listeria can grow in the food," department director Rex Archer said. "And then you give that to homeless people who are more vulnerable, they will end up in the ER and even die from that exposure."
The mayor also agreed with the Health Department, tweeting that "Rules are there to protect the public's health, and all groups must follow them, no exceptions."
One of the leaders of Free Soup KC said they will continue to hand out free food, but will just do it on private property.
Regarding the incident involving Free Hot Soup & @KCMOHealthDept: Rules are there to protect the public's health, and all groups must follow them, no exceptions. https://t.co/WaIo0QMI98 For You From FOX 5 NY
Mayor Sly James (@MayorSlyJames) November 5, 2018
Insufficient bribery, I suppose.
Wouldn’t be so bad if somebody poured bleach on their power to do stupid things.
That is so disgusting to me.
Who would eat food that has been “bleached?”
State bureaucracy must justify its existence.
I don’t have a problem with this, although the bleach part may be over the top.
Do you think that bacteria don’t grow on food that’s meant for the homeless?
Do you think that the good intentions of the preparers/servers count towards cleanliness?
Nobody, and that’s the point. They intentionally ruined the food so it could not be eaten................
Starvation is much more preferable than a tiny chance of food poisoning.
"Starvation is Aideed's evil tool..."
So give them no food and they will end up in the morgue.
Officials won’t get in trouble if people starve, but if they set sick they might.
What a bunch of idiots.
Also, sarcasm aside, consider that many Leftists do not want charity to compete with them for helping people.
>>I dont have a problem with this, although the bleach part may be over the top.
Do you think that bacteria dont grow on food thats meant for the homeless?
Do you think that the good intentions of the preparers/servers count towards cleanliness?<<
It is sad but true that home-prepared food is frightening. 20+ years ago the California State nixed pot lucks due to people getting food poisoning.
I see why this decision was reached, even if it makes no sens to some. You have to picture MANY people, and some of those who don’t know about cross-contamination.
I know a couple that cooks food in their church kitchen for needy people in Detroit.
They go to an empty lot and serve it from the back of a truck. Lot of people show up with little kids.
Recall that during the nanny state reign of Michael Bloomberg as mayor of NYC, his health department ended food donations to homeless shelters because they were concerned about salt and fat content.
“This in the news: whole populations are disappearing as time traveling officials are destroying unsafe food in past centuries. We’re reporting this before the time ripples catch up with us- ... wow, who would have thought that the human population would EVER reach 20 million people world wide? Back to you Kent.”
It might of made sense if there’s a legit question as to how safe the food was, where it came from, his was it handled, how old it was, etc. My lovely wife and I volunteer for the Red Cross. We have helped at the emergency shelters set up to help potential storm and flood victims and we regularly attend meetings making sure we’re aware of the proper food handling procedures and the latest safety regs.
They poured the bleach into the food to destroy it and render it inedible. They were not trying to make it safe.
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