CNE food looks like it would make anyone sick
The biggest surprise about the food-borne illness problem at the Ex is that more people aren’t sick.
The Star is reporting that at least 34 people have come down with food poisoning after eating at the Ex, including 12 who consumed the now-infamous Cronut Burger from Epic Burger and Waffles.
I listened to a Toronto Public Health official downplaying the problem on NewsTalk 1010 – he said 34 is a “very low” figure, given the number of people eating the wide range of food available at the Ex – but I can’t say I was reassured.
I keep wondering how many others became sick, but just went home and suffered, instead of going to the hospital or tapping into a reporting process. There must be many who fit that description.
A lot of the chow in the food building looks dreadful, and you only need to watch the $8-an-hour kids preparing and serving it behind the counters to give you a queasy feeling.
A lot of that slop sits in warming trays and under heat lamps for hours, which furthers the suspicions of people like me that every possible corner is being cut in places where the customers can’t see, to
I blogged last week about how the Ex is no longer a big deal for kids, especially those with a season pass to Canada’s Wonderland, and mentioned that it has a predatory feel, as though it exists only to wring every last loonie out of the public.
The food building is where I feel it the most.
I suggest packing a lunch for a visit to the Ex.