Fast Food Filth
It’s probably not surprising that some studies have found that 90% of children in the United States visit the largest fast food chain in the nation monthly, if not more. But when we add up the facts, it becomes more and more concerning. Study after study shows that a single patty of ground beef from a fast food restaurant can contain meat from up to a hundred different cows. Dateline NBC recently conducted a Consumer Alert investigation in which investigators were sent into 100 stores of each of America’s top ten fast food chains. The findings were alarming and included multiple accounts decomposing rodents, blood dripping from food and serving ware, countless accounts of foodborne illnesses including salmonella and e. coli. But it’s not always the fault of the food service industry and workers; sometimes it’s simply the clientele.
The Customer’s Not Always Right
Advanced Bio Treatment was called out to a popular fast food chain restaurant recently to conduct a cleanup that involved blood cleanup from a birth in the bathroom. A young woman had entered the facility shortly after it opened and was seen on surveillance leaving a few hours later, trailing blood. Not a single customer had reported a problem or anything unusual before the woman left, but over the course of about three and a half hours, a woman had not only given birth in one of the stalls, but she had left her infant in a trash receptacle.
I heard a woman screaming and crying, running from the bathroom. All she could say was ‘a baby is hurt, a baby was left in there’. Another employee and I ran into the bathroom and there was blood smeared everywhere. And then we heard the whimpering. How could someone throw away a baby? Dead or alive, how could someone view her as trash?
Apparently the woman who gave birth was able to conceal any sound and blood spill until she left. The bloody scene was discovered minutes after the woman exited the restaurant which was lifesaving, according to the recue team, for the abandoned infant. No one had noticed how the blood spill from the stall where the woman had labored had seeped around the toilets in the next two stalls. Additionally, as the woman staggered out of the restroom, she left bloody handprints and smears on the stall doors, walls, and just about everywhere in the restroom. Surveillance video also revealed that on her way out, she left a steady trail of blood and smudges on several of the tables as she struggled to maintain her balance. The blood cleanup was extensive, and our technicians at Advanced Bio Treatment used the industry’s latest technology to ensure that all biological material was contained and disposed of according to laws and regulations regarding biohazard waste. The entire restaurant was temporarily closed so that our technicians could ensure there was no risk of exposure to blood or risk of the spread of any potential infectious diseases transmissible by blood borne pathogens.
More than Blood Cleanup
To our Advanced Bio Treatment family, it’s always about more than the blood cleanup. It’s about the relationships we’ve developed in the communities around the nation and about each person involved in every situation. In this particular case, the young woman who had given birth in the restroom stall was found behind an adjacent fast food restaurant suffering from blood loss and mental illness. Her tiny infant survived, we later learned with relief, and was placed with a family with the intent to adopt. We at Advanced Bio Treatment were honored to offer our services to protect the health of the community in Oakland, California.
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