Rumor: Golden Corral stores food next to dumpster during inspection

Is Golden Corral storing food near the Dumpster to avoid it being seen by a health inspector?

A purported Golden Corral employee alleges in a video posted online that a restaurant in Florida stored its food next to the dumpsters during health inspection.

UNCONFIRMED: Though Golden Corral says the food was 'destroyed' and not served

Brandon Huber seems like a man on the verge of losing his job. Huber is a cook at a Golden Corral in Port Orange, Florida. At least for now. Because last week, he posted a video on YouTube that makes his bosses look very bad. That video is creating buzz on sites like Gawker, Inquisitr and Reddit.

Golden Corral employee films food next to dumpster

Golden Corral employee films food next to dumpster
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In the video, Huber can be seen walking around the back of the restaurant. There, lying next to a dumpster, are trays of raw hamburger meat covered in flies and a stack of baby back ribs. Why is the food next to a dumpster? According to Huber in the video, it's because his managers want to avoid the prying eyes of health inspectors, who he says are in the restaurant at that moment.

The YouTube page where Huber posted the video is filled with screenshots of e-mails that supposedly show him warning his superiors about the unhygienic food storage system. He also posted a follow up video, saying in part "As an employee here, I would not eat this stuff." In the comments of his video, he says he tried to also get the attention of the local health inspector and the franchise, who he says reportedly threatened him. He also claimed to have tried to interest the media, before taking matters into his own hands and putting the video online.

Golden Corral responds

But is Huber actually telling the whole truth? Golden Corral says he isn't.

Eric Holm, of Metro Corral Partners, released the following statement: "A video was recently posted showing an incident of improper food handling at our Port Orange, Florida location. None of these items were served to a single customer. All were destroyed within the hour at the direction of management. Brandon Huber, the employee who made the video, participated in the disposal of the food. The following day, the father of the employee, posted an offer to sell the video for $5,000, which was not accepted. The manager involved in the improper storage was terminated for failing to follow approved food handling procedures."

Golden Corral also took to YouTube to comment on Huber's allegations, saying in part, "None of these items were served to a single customer. All food items were destroyed within the hour at the direction of management."

MSN News tried to reach out to Huber, but so far has not heard back.

 

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