Golden Corral says it has terminated a manager from its Port Orange, Fla., restaurant after an employee uploaded a video that shows a lot of raw meat left outside near a dumpster. The employee claims the food would be brought back in to the restaurant to be served to customers.
Brandon Huber’s shocking video displays what appears to be raw hamburger patties, raw baby back ribs, pot roast meat, chicken, bacon slices, a green bean casserole and a large hotel pan full of gravy. The items are near a dumpster and flies are seen near some of the food.
Huber also notes that the restaurant was hiding the food during a health inspection.
Eric Holm, the owner of the Golden Corral in question, provided a statement to The Huffington Post that noted that none of the food shown in the video was served to customers. Holm also said that the manager involved in the improper food storage was fired for not following proper food-handling procedures.
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According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, meat that is stored at temperatures warmer than 40 degrees Fahrenheit for two hours or more can carry bacteria and cause foodborne illnesses. The agency also notes that bacteria growth can double every 20 minutes that food is left at room temperature.