Three workers were fired after a Mayfield Heights Burger King employee posted a picture of himself standing on two bins of lettuce, on a social networking site.
According to Burger King Corp., "The franchisee that runs the independently operated restaurant quickly investigated the matter, and three employees were terminated. The company says it won't tolerate such violations of its strict procedures for safely handling food."
19 Action News called the Burger King on Mayfield Road about the incident and the manager refused to comment.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health released a statement on Thursday:
As a follow up to the food contamination incident that occurred on Friday, July 13 at the Burger King restaurant located at 6251 Mayfield Road in Mayfield Heights, OH, attached is a copy of the inspection report conducted on Tuesday, July 17 by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.
According to statements obtained from the management team at the location, the contaminated lettuce was discovered on Saturday, July 14 by the morning shift manager and was disposed of prior to the open of business.