Fast Food Industry For Companies Not Following The Correct Food Safe Standard Regulation

1410 Words Nov 1st, 2016 6 Pages
There have been many outbreaks in the fast food industry for companies not following the correct food safe standard regulation. Not following food safe standards can really put your business at risk because you are putting the customer at risk. Having a business where you own a huge chain of restaurants can lead to bigger problems, because you aren’t just having a problem in one restaurant. It is most likely that it will be occurring in a series of your restaurants. Almost every common fast food chain has been under investigation for not following regulations such as Taco Bell, McDonalds, Chipotle, Subway, Wendy’s, etc. One of the most commonly known was Jack in the Box in 1993 for the occurring outbreak of E. coli O157: H7. Bob Nugent President and chief operating officer of Jack in the Box was being held responsible for the allegations of the E. coli outbreak in 1993.
E. coli normally lives inside your intestines, where it helps your body break down and digest the food you eat. Unfortunately, certain types (called strains) of E. coli can get from the intestines into the blood. This is a rare illness, but it can cause a very serious infection. (Kids Health)

The outbreak was caused by not cooking beef to the new correct internal temperatures that the Washington law had provided. Jack in the box had been cooking their hamburgers to an internal temperature of one hundred and forty degrees Fahrenheit. The new Washington law had a new food service regulation WAC246-215 which…

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