Some pathogens take days or weeks to produce symptoms, but the reaction to food poisoning can be almost immediate, as in the Pennsylvania restaurant closed in March after children were served lye-laced apple juice.
Some violations [found at the restaurant] included:
- While inspecting the storage area, three opened bottles of crystal lye were found. One bottle was extremely dirty.
- A cracked, black tote was found beneath the cooling unit filled with condensate, dripping into a tote of raw chicken in the walk-in cooler.
- The inspector found a bottle lye in crystal form stored beneath the sushi buffet table.
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