Originally Posted by Zippylip
I agree, with reference to the absurd degree of horse**** the government puts people through it nearly gives me chest pains reading about this ...
And yet the CDC estimates that "... roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.
Health inspectors are our first line of defense when dealing with this issue. It is necessarily an adversarial relationship and I'd bet lunch at <ahem> a restaurant of your choice that they are faced daily with people trying to get by with substandard operations. I don't envy their job and I am not surprised that they may have an attitude.
Nor do I make any claims that their decisions are always fair and balanced. I just want to point out that there are two sides to this coin and that the HD has a an important and often difficult job to do.