Chicago Food Poisoning

In Chicago, Illinois, it's estimated that over 300 thousand suffer from food poisoning annually. McDonald's and Chipotle Mexican Grill are the most frequently mentioned brand names, and the most commonly mentioned product is chicken.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Burger King, 2000 W 47th St, Chicago, IL 60609, United States

10 hours ago reported by user-nyvw5926

Suspected food poisoning. Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Fever, Stomach Pain, Headache
Suspected source: Burger from Burger King
Onset: Less than 4 hours
Duration: Several days
Sick: 2 people
Additional information: N/A  | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Fever, Stomach Pain, Headache

#burgerking #chicago #illinois #us #burger

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Report date: Apr 12, 2024
3. Management, food employee and conditional employee; knowledge, responsibilities and reporting
- comments: observed no employee health policy signed by all employees. Management instructed that all food-handling employees must have a signed employee health policy. Priority foundation violation 7-38-010.

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cold water available; adequate pressure
- comments: no hot water above 110f is provided at the 3-compartment sink. Management instructed to repair and provide 110f hot water at the 3-compartment sink. Priority violation 7-38-030(c).

Source: chicago.gov
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Report date: Apr 12, 2024
8. Hands clean & properly washed
- comments: observed poor hygienic practices by male dish washer observed him left lid on garbage can on then proceeded to handle dishes from dish rack without washing hands. Must wash hands after every possible contamination. … See More
Manager had employee to wash hands during inspection. (priority 7-38-010)(cos)

10. Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
- comments: observed hot running water temperatures at hand sinks in kitchen staff toilet room at 95. 0f,pre- k classroom #303-98. 6f in classroom. Pre-k #301-classroom88. 5f-89. 5f and toilet room 87. 3f. 1st fl. Unisex toilet room-83. 4f. 1st fl. Girl's 56. 1f-86. 0f. 2nd fl. Staff-91. 4f. 2nd fl. Girl's-91. 4f-91. 6f. Must have hot running water at 100. 0f must repair and maintain. (priority 7-38-030(c)

10. Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
- comments: must adjust faucet handles to stay on longer for hand washing in 2nd fl. Girl's.

10. Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
- comments: must provide hand washing signs in 1st fl. Staff & 1st fl. Girl's.

39. Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage & display
- comments: observed tcs food (garden salad) being prepped in lunchroom instructed to prep open foods in kitchen with proper hand washing facilities. Manager had employees to bring food into prep area. (priority foundation 7-38-005)(cos)

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: must repair or replace broken and damaged floor tiles in prep area, lunch room & pre-k 303,stained ceiling tiles in pre-k #303.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: must scrape chipping paint from walls in pre-k 303 to be smooth and easily cleanable.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: must elevate,remove and organize articles off of floor in pre- k #301 & 303 closets.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: must clean dust build up from window vents in lunch room.

Source: chicago.gov
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Report date: Apr 12, 2024
3. Management, food employee and conditional employee; knowledge, responsibilities and reporting
- comments: observed no signed employees health policies must provide and maintain. (priority foundation 7-38-010)(citation issued)

25. Consumer advisory provided for raw/undercooked food
- comments: observed no consumer advisory reminder on … See More
menu of raw and undercooked foods must provide and maintain. (priority foundation 7-38-005)

36. Thermometers provided & accurate
- comments: must provide a thermometer for front 3- door prep cooler.

37. Food properly labeled; original container
- comments: observed bottled juice on display for sale without proper info that is made in house(name,ingredients,adress,phone number) must provide and maintain.

37. Food properly labeled; original container
- comments: must label food storage containers when food is not in original package(shakers,squeeze bottles,food bins)

38. Insects, rodents, & animals not present
- comments: observed a gap along bottom of front door must make tight fitting.

39. Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage & display
- comments: must provide a splash guard or remove both dish storage racks on both sides of mopsink to prevent cross contamination.

44. Utensils, equipment & linens: properly stored, dried, & handled
- comments: must invert multi-use utensils on lower shelves of prep tables.

47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
- comments: must repair or replace worn door gasket on reach in freezer.

49. Non-food/food contact surfaces clean
- comments: must clean grease and food debris build up from grill tables, prep tables,rubber mat on rolling cart,fryer cabinets,interior upper panel of ice machine.

51. Plumbing installed; proper backflow devices
- comments: must provide a backflow device on ice machine and coffee machine to be seen for servicing.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: must repair or replace loose wall base behind ice machine.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: must elevate articles off of floor in basement.

56. Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used
- comments: observed no mechanical ventilation working in staff toilet room must repair and maintain.

56. Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used
- comments: must place cooking equipment (grill) & double oven in rear prep area completely under ventilation hood.

56. Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used
- comments: must clean debris build up from filters and hood of cooking equipment.

56. Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used
- comments: must provide light shields on lights in rear prep area.

57. All food employees have food handler training
- comments: must provide food handlers training for all employees and maintain.

60. Previous core violation corrected
- comments: previous core violations from report #2584866 11/8/23 not corrected #53-6-501. 19 : observed the washroom door in the rear prep area not self closing. Must provide and maintain. #56- 6-304. 11 : observed no ventilation inside the customers washroom. Must provide and maintain. (priority foundation 7-42-090)(citation issued)

Source: chicago.gov
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Report date: Apr 12, 2024
1. Person in charge present, demonstrates knowledge, and performs duties
- comments: observed no person-in-charge with city of chicago certified manager certificate on-site at time of inspection. Instructed to ensure person-in-charge with city of chicago certified manager certificate on-site at all times … See More
and maintain. Priority foundation violation.

2. City of chicago food service sanitation certificate
- comments: observed no city of chicago certified manager or posted certificate on-site at time of inspection while tcs foods are being prepared (cooked chicken, cooked pork). Instructed to ensure at least one city of chicago certified manager is on-site at all times of operation. Priority foundation violation. 7-38-012 citation issued.

39. Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage & display
- comments: observed plastic tub used as scoop in bulk food storage container near walk-in cooler. Instructed to remove plastic tub and replace with utensil with a handle to prevent contamination of dry food and maintain.

43. In-use utensils: properly stored
- comments: observed utensils (knife, scraper) stored in-between 3-compartment sink and wall in the kitchen area. Instructed to remove utensils and store in-use utensils on a clean and sanitized surface and maintain.

47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
- comments: observed nonfood-contact surfaces of food thermometer in poor repair. Instructed to repair or replace food thermometer to ensure nonfood-contact surfaces are maintained smooth and easily-cleanable.

47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
- comments: observed can opener in rear kitchen area in poor repair with blade no longer easily removable for cleaning. Instructed to discard can opener blade and replace with model that is easily removable and maintain.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: observed several walls and doorways throughout all areas of the facility to be in poor repair and made of materials that are not smooth or easily-cleanable. Instructed to repair or replace wall and doorway surfaces with materials that are smooth and easily-cleanable and maintain clean.

56. Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used
- comments: observed no mechanical ventilation system in both employee washrooms. Instructed to provide mechanical ventilation system of sufficient capacity for all areas exposed to obnoxious odors and maintain.

Source: chicago.gov
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Giordano's, 1040 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

3 days ago reported by user-zhzmx874

Ordered one deep dish and one thin crust pizza. After 4 hours my two kids, husband and I were all on the toilet all night. Along with some serious nausea and vomiting. I threw the remaining pizza in the trash $52 worth. Beware of this location.  | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting

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Report date: Apr 11, 2024
10. Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
- comments: no paper towels or hand drying device at handwashing sink in butcher's area and inside the staff washroom. Upon my request employee provided paper towels on both area. Priority foundation violation: 7-38-030(c) … See More
citation issued.

10. Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
- comments: no soap provided at handwashing sink by the three compartment sink at rear area. After my request owner provide soap at said sink. Priority foundation violation: 7-38-030(c) consolidated with above violation.

10. Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
- comments: no hand washing signage at rear utensil washing area hand wash sink. Must post signage instructing employees to wash hands.

22. Proper cold holding temperatures
- comments: tcs food at improper temperature. We observed 4 gallons of milk at temp of 52. 1f to 52. 7f, a dozen of eggs at temp of 46. 6f stored at display coolr in selling area. Products discarded and denatured. Cold food must maintain temp of 41f and below. Pound 10 , value $40. Priority violation:7-38-005, citation issued.

38. Insects, rodents, & animals not present
- comments: we observed over 300 mice droppings throughout the premises. In selling area: under shelves, on top of shelves by the food (rice, flour, etc. ), on window ledges. We observed gnawed bags of dry foods by front widows and on shelves at selling area. Also observed a live mouse coming out running from under a shelf and went under two door reach-in freezer. Roodent droppings also in rear utensil washing area and storage: on floor, racks and equipment. Instructed to remove all droppings, sanitize and maintain. Have premises serviced by pest control control company, eliminate rodents. Priority violation:7-38-020(a) citation issued.

38. Insects, rodents, & animals not present
- comments: no pest control log book provided during the inspection. Instructed to provide with all support documents required. Priority foundation violation:7-38-020(c), citation issued.

38. Insects, rodents, & animals not present
- comments: outer opening not protected. Front and rear doors with 1/4' to 1/2' gaps at bottom of the doors. Instructed to repair issue to minimize pest entry.

47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
- comments: must not use milk & soda crates as a means of elevation for stored items. Proved proper raised shelving.

51. Plumbing installed; proper backflow devices
- comments: leaking faucets at handwashing sink and three compartment sink. Must repair.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: floors not clean under shelves and equipment. Must remove dropping, debris and items from floors throughout the premises.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: clutter and unnecessary items by rear door and on top of rear walk-in freezer. Must remove all unnecessary items and store all else to facilitate cleaning and to prevent pest harborage. Walk-in freezers are over-stocked and inaccessible. Must organize and keep accessible.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: dried food debris on walls in meat depaertment. Holes and broken wall by rear 3 compartment sink area. Large hole in ceiling above rear walk-in freezer. Surfaces must be smooth, cleanable and non-absorbent materials. Must clean, repair and maintain walls and ceiling.

57. All food employees have food handler training
- comments: observed expired and missing food handler training certificates. Instructed to re-new and provide current proof of food handler training for 3 employees.

Source: chicago.gov
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Report date: Apr 10, 2024
1. Person in charge present, demonstrates knowledge, and performs duties
- comments: no city of chicago sanitation certificate on site.

2. City of chicago food service sanitation certificate
- comments: no person on site with city of chicago sanitation certificate or proof … See More
of certificate while handling tcs products such as rice, chicken, pork etc. . Instructed person in charge someone on site must have certificate at anytime food is being preed cooked and served. Priority foundation 7-38-012 citation issued

21. Proper hot holding temperatures
- comments: observed a full pan of chow mein noodles for sale in front display case for sale. Noodles were at improper temperature of 120 degrees. Food was discarded at this time of inspection. All other food products in case are at adequate temperature. Priority 7-38-005 citation issued

48. Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained & used; test strips
- comments: observed clear water backing up from floor drain when front hand sink is used. Instructed to correct drain and use the other hand sink until sink/drain corrected. Priority foundation 7-38-025 citation issued

52. Sewage & waste water properly disposed

54. Garbage & refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained
- comments: outside waste grease and garbage area not maintained. Waste dumpsters open, food, food containers and debris on the ground along with the grease container with grease encrusted to the top of the container. Instructed manager on duty to clean area and maintain clean. Priority foundation 7-38-020(b) citation issued

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: floor under cooking equipment in need of cleaning to remove all food debris and build up. Clean and maintain.

58. Allergen training as required
- comments: manager on duty does not hold an allergen certificate. Instructed to obtain and maintain certificate on site.

Source: chicago.gov
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