Being a restaurant health inspector, you’ll undoubtedly run into some pretty grotesque situations. Remember, just because a restaurant’s food is adequate, doesn’t mean there isn’t some egregious health code violation lurking behind closed doors.
But still, this disgusting parallel universe is largely unknown to the casual consumer happily eating french fries at a gas station Arby’s. Luckily though, a Reddit thread queried health inspectors to share the worst violations they’ve ever witnessed on the job, and the results are gag-inducing, if not a little bit eye-opening.
Note that not all stories come from health inspectors, per se, but from kitchen staff and food industry employees. This is a good thing, given that they see some of these horrors before inspectors get the chance to.
First up, consider this tale of a rat-infested hospital kitchen as your appetizer: