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    PA - Two Injured after Drinking Apple Juice - Lancaster County - 3 Mar 2017

    Two Injured after Drinking Apple Juice - Lancaster County - 3 Mar 2017

    Hospitalized:

    Richie Zaragoza :: White / Male / 10 Years Old

    Also Hospitalized:

    Ginaya Mendoza :: White / Female / 4 Years Old

    Lancaster County is in North-Eastern, PA.

    Day Three

    1)) http://lancasteronline.com/news/loca...598c75505.html

    2)) http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/03...2box_targeted_:

    Useful Readers' Comments from some Hospitality Employees

    3)) http://fox43.com/2017/03/04/children...ty-restaurant/


    A Very Recent Restaurant Health Inspection:

    A)) https://www.pafoodsafety.state.pa.us...ionsearch.aspx

    "Inspection Violations: Tuesday, 2/21/2017

    Star Buffet & Grill :: 2232 Lincoln Highway East,
    (Route 30), Lancaster, PA 17602:

    46.302 -- Scoop for rice, observed stored in a container of water which is not maintained at 135F.

    46.385(a)(2)-(a)(5) -- Egg rolls and breaded chicken were held at 49 F, in the glass door refrigerator, rather than 41F or below as required. Items discarded.

    46.590 -- Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the glass door refrigerator.

    46.671 -- Glass door refrigerator not maintaining the minimum required temperature of 41 degrees F of less as required.
    --Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the Baine-Marie cooling unit.

    46.881 -- Outside trash receptacle for cardboard does not have a tight-fitting lid."


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    What in the flipping eff?????


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    This is beyond violations if someone put acid in the juice!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cvaldez1975 View Post
    This is beyond violations if someone put acid in the juice!


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    I hope LE questioned all of the restaurant employees. Someone has to know how the acid got into the cups. If accidental, simply throw away the contaminated cups. That's a lot less expensive than paying a lawsuit to cover damages.

    What type of caustic acid would be used in a restaurant anyway?
    Last edited by Coldpizza; 03-06-2017 at 09:49 AM. Reason: repair quote
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
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    As if the poor boy doesn't have enough going on

    I wonder what the heck went wrong here.

    Could it be some kind of cleaning product? But why would it be in the same kind of cups/containers used to serve drinks?
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    Strong Chemicals in Restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by Indy Anna View Post
    ( Rephrased by Richrd: )

    What types of Strong Chemicals would be
    used in a Restaurant, anyway?
    http://www.foodsafetysite.com/resour...11Cleaning.pdf :

    Cleaning Agents are Divided into Four Categories:

    Acid Cleaners -- Use periodically on mineral deposits and other soils that detergents
    cannot remove. These cleaners are often used to remove scale in warewashing machines
    and steam tables.

    • Solvent Cleaners – Use periodically on surfaces where grease has burned on.
    Solvent Cleaners are often called Degreasers.

    • Abrasive Cleaners -- Use these cleaners to remove heavy accumulations of soil that are
    difficult to remove with detergents.
    Some Abrasive cleaners also disinfect.

    • Detergents – Use detergents to routinely wash tableware, surfaces, and equipment.
    Detergents can penetrate soil quickly & soften it. Examples include dishwashing
    detergent and automatic dishwasher detergents.


    May Richie & Ginaya have a
    Rapid, and Complete Recovery.
    Last edited by Richrd; 03-05-2017 at 11:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richrd View Post
    Two Injured after Drinking Apple Juice - Lancaster County - 3 Mar 2017

    Hospitalized:

    Richie Zaragoza :: White / Male / 10 Years Old

    Also Hospitalized:

    Ginaya Mendoza :: White / Female / 4 Years Old

    Lancaster County is in North-Eastern, PA.

    Day Three

    1)) http://lancasteronline.com/news/loca...598c75505.html

    2)) http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/03...2box_targeted_:

    Useful Readers' Comments from some Hospitality Employees

    3)) http://fox43.com/2017/03/04/children...ty-restaurant/


    A Very Recent Restaurant Health Inspection:

    A)) https://www.pafoodsafety.state.pa.us...ionsearch.aspx

    "Inspection Violations: Tuesday, 2/21/2017

    Star Buffet & Grill :: 2232 Lincoln Highway East,
    (Route 30), Lancaster, PA 17602:

    46.302 -- Scoop for rice, observed stored in a container of water which is not maintained at 135F.

    46.385(a)(2)-(a)(5) -- Egg rolls and breaded chicken were held at 49 F, in the glass door refrigerator, rather than 41F or below as required. Items discarded.

    46.590 -- Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the glass door refrigerator.

    46.671 -- Glass door refrigerator not maintaining the minimum required temperature of 41 degrees F of less as required.
    --Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the Baine-Marie cooling unit.

    46.881 -- Outside trash receptacle for cardboard does not have a tight-fitting lid."


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    Anonymou$ Reward :: 1-800-4PA-TIPS https://www.crimewatchpa.com/crimestoppers/
    So from the articles it appears the restaurant is still open. Does the health dept think the substance in the children's juice came from elsewhere? I would have thought (and hope) the first thing they would do is close the place down until they found the source of the caustic substance....

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    "As soon as they took a sip of it, they were throwing up, and there was blood, you know, and all that stuff,” Zaragoza said.
    http://www.wtoc.com/story/34671396/c...ng-apple-juice

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    Some Methanol* Present in the Juice

    Two Seriously Injured after Drinking Apple Juice - Lancaster County - 3 Mar 2017

    Still Hospitalized in Now-Fair Condition:

    Richie Zaragoza :: White / Male / 10 Years Old

    Also Hospitalized in Now-Fair Condition:

    Ginaya Mendoza :: White / Female / 4 Years Old

    Lancaster County is in North-Eastern, PA.

    Day Four

    *4)) http://lancasteronline.com/news/loca...598c75505.html

    5)) http://abc27.com/2017/03/06/3-childr...nt-police-say/

    6)) http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/03...art_river_home

    7)) http://fox43.com/2017/03/05/father-s...-lancaster-co/


    B)) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methanol_toxicity:

    Methanol / Wood Alcohol Toxicity

    C)) http://:http://www.foodsafetysite.co...11Cleaning.pdf:

    Cleaning Agents are Divided into Four Categories:

    Acid Cleaners -- Use periodically on mineral deposits and other soils that detergents
    cannot remove.
    These cleaners are often used to remove scale in
    ware washing machines and steam tables.

    Solvent Cleaners – Use periodically on surfaces where grease has burned on.
    Solvent Cleaners are often called Degreasers.

    Abrasive Cleaners -- Use these cleaners to remove heavy accumulations of soil that are
    difficult to remove with detergents.
    Some Abrasive cleaners also disinfect.

    Detergents – Use detergents to routinely wash tableware, surfaces, and equipment.
    Detergents can penetrate soil quickly & soften it. Examples include dishwashing
    detergent and automatic dishwasher detergents.


    CDC = (Federal) Centers for Disease Control
    DA = District Attorney
    FDA = (U.S.) Food & Drug Administration
    PS = Polystyrene - a clear Plastic used for Drinking Cups
    USDA = United States Department of Agriculture


    May Richie & Ginaya have a
    Rapid, and Complete Recovery.
    Last edited by Richrd; 03-06-2017 at 03:35 PM.

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    so furniture polish????


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    Two Seriously Injured after Drinking Apple Juice - Lancaster County - 3 Mar 2017

    Still Hospitalized in Now-Fair Condition:

    Richie Zaragoza :: White / Male / 10 Years Old

    Also Hospitalized in Now-Fair Condition:

    Ginaya Mendoza :: White / Female / 4 Years Old

    Lancaster County is in North-Eastern, PA.

    Day Four

    *8)) http://lancasteronline.com/news/loca...62449c9a2.html

    9)) http://local21news.com/news/local/tw...ter-restaurant

    10)) http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/03...art_river_home

    11)) http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/...-throat-burns/


    B)) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methanol_toxicity:

    Methanol / Wood Alcohol Toxicity

    C)) http://:http://www.foodsafetysite.co...11Cleaning.pdf:

    Cleaning Agents are Divided into Four Categories:

    Acid Cleaners -- Use periodically on mineral deposits and other soils that detergents
    cannot remove.
    These cleaners are often used to remove scale in
    ware washing machines and steam tables.

    Solvent Cleaners – Use periodically on surfaces where grease has burned on.
    Solvent Cleaners are often called Degreasers.

    Abrasive Cleaners -- Use these cleaners to remove heavy accumulations of soil that are
    difficult to remove with detergents.
    Some Abrasive cleaners also disinfect.

    Detergents – Use detergents to routinely wash tableware, surfaces, and equipment.
    Detergents can penetrate soil quickly & soften it. Examples include dishwashing
    detergent and automatic dishwasher detergents.


    CDC = (Federal) Centers for Disease Control
    DA = District Attorney
    FDA = (U.S.) Food & Drug Administration
    PS = Polystyrene - A clear Plastic used for Drinking Cups
    USDA = United States Department of Agriculture


    May Richie & Ginaya have a
    Rapid, and Complete Recovery.
    Last edited by Richrd; 03-06-2017 at 07:55 PM.

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    I wonder if the poison was already in the glass </Mags Bennet>, or in this case the plastic cups. It's obvious from the failed inspections that they do not follow basic protocols of kitchen safety.

    Sure, they keep the cleaning supplies from the food, but do they keep the cleaning supplies away from the dishes?

    My first thought was that employees used the cups to scoop out crystalized laundry detergent. Or maybe measured some cleaning solutions or dishwasher soup using the cups, rinsed them quickly with water and put them back? Or even there was some at the bottom of the cups and employee didn't notice when pouring the apple juice. Could be that there are a few plastic cups they use to for this and someone didn't realize that and took the detergent cups instead of the customer cups when preparing the meal.

    It is possible that the cups were stored near chemicals that somehow got into the cups -- a stack of cups got knocked down onto a shelf and stuffed dripped inside them. Employees just stacked them back up and then they got used.

    The one report did say that n an inspection found chlorine way above what was considered safe. It also stated:

    The state Department of Agriculture first became aware of the incident Monday morning from news reports, said spokeswoman Shannon Powers. Police are not required to notify the Department of Agriculture for investigations related to food safety.

    “We are working to improve that communication chain," Powers said, "but the local police are not bound by the food code.”
    http://www.ydr.com/story/news/watchd...ions/98799480/
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    i think it had to be a little more than just used to be in there if they threw up blood! SHUDDER poor kids. idk man. maybe they were partially filled w stuff and someone didn't know and put juice not noticing..

    Quote Originally Posted by ellemo View Post
    I wonder if the poison was already in the glass </Mags Bennet>, or in this case the plastic cups. It's obvious from the failed inspections that they do not follow basic protocols of kitchen safety.

    Sure, they keep the cleaning supplies from the food, but do they keep the cleaning supplies away from the dishes?

    My first thought was that employees used the cups to scoop out crystalized laundry detergent. Or maybe measured some cleaning solutions or dishwasher soup using the cups, rinsed them quickly with water and put them back? Or even there was some at the bottom of the cups and employee didn't notice when pouring the apple juice. Could be that there are a few plastic cups they use to for this and someone didn't realize that and took the detergent cups instead of the customer cups when preparing the meal.

    It is possible that the cups were stored near chemicals that somehow got into the cups -- a stack of cups got knocked down onto a shelf and stuffed dripped inside them. Employees just stacked them back up and then they got used.

    The one report did say that n an inspection found chlorine way above what was considered safe. It also stated:



    http://www.ydr.com/story/news/watchd...ions/98799480/

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    Both Children Up-Graded to Good Condition :: Restaurant Closed for Code Violations

    Both Children Up-Graded to Good Condition :: Restaurant Now Closed for 23 Building Code Violations

    Two Seriously Injured after Drinking Apple Juice - Lancaster County - 3 Mar 2017

    Still Hospitalized in Now-Good Condition:

    Richie Zaragoza :: White / Male / 10 Years Old

    Also Hospitalized in Now-Good Condition:

    Ginaya Mendoza :: White / Female / 4 Years Old

    Lancaster County is in North-Eastern, PA.

    Day Five

    12)) http://lancasteronline.com/news/loca...a174418dd.html

    13)) http://www.ydr.com/story/news/watchd...ions/98799480/

    14)) http://local21news.com/news/local/tw...ter-restaurant:

    Includes 3/6/17 Health Inspection Results,
    and 3/7/17 Building Closure Notice

    15)) http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/03...art_river_home


    B)) Methanol / Wood Alcohol Toxicity:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methanol_toxicity

    CDC = (Federal) Centers for Disease Control
    DA = District Attorney
    FDA = (U.S.) Food & Drug Administration
    PDA = Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
    PS = Polystyrene - A clear Plastic used for Drinking Cups
    USDA = United States Department of Agriculture


    May Richie & Ginaya have a
    Rapid, and Complete Recovery.
    Last edited by Richrd; 03-07-2017 at 07:46 PM.

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    It says the drink contained menthol in it. Some people use juice like apple juice to make moonshine and if you do it wrong it can be in lethal doses. I wonder if someone was making homemade alcohol with the apple juice and used the same container.

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