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(BBC)   Restaurant asks customers to sign waiver for food poisoning before eating   ( divider line
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2004-09-29 10:06:06 AM  
Coming soon to a McDonalds near you - waiver for obesity
2004-09-29 10:10:06 AM  
Makes sense. This is the stupid law suit era.
2004-09-29 10:28:07 AM  
They have to sign their loyalty to the restaurant. Sig Heil Ronaldski McDonaldski!
2004-09-29 12:12:12 PM  
I got E coli from Jack in the Box as a kid. Not fun.

If there had been a waver, college would have been much more difficult to pay for.
2004-09-29 12:30:14 PM  
asked customers to complete the form if they wanted rare or medium-rare meat.

I like my meat, charred.
2004-09-29 01:24:34 PM  
the huge e-coli scare in the early 90's in Jack in the Box in California was my local one. I had to get a shot in the booty for that.. and a needle too
2004-09-29 01:33:41 PM  
Fugu me!

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2004-09-29 01:35:09 PM  
Thank your local lawyers and the fatty that was too stupid to not dump coffee on herself.
2004-09-29 01:35:25 PM  
Directions to hospital on back of menu, Homer-san.
2004-09-29 01:37:08 PM  
Can't wait to eat there.

I've signed a waiver for buffalo wings before.
2004-09-29 01:37:50 PM  
Read the article and it will all make sense. People sue over the lamest things so why not cover your arse?
2004-09-29 01:38:06 PM  
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2004-09-29 01:38:14 PM  
"We should point out that we have full confidence in the meat products that we serve.

"However, customers who choose to have their burgers cooked rare or medium rare do so at their own risk."

Tomorrow's Fark headline: Marriott spokeswoman to join Kerry campaign.
2004-09-29 01:39:17 PM  
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2004-09-29 01:39:19 PM  
They're kinda puttin' the cart before the horse meat aren't they?
2004-09-29 01:40:38 PM  
"I was for signing a wavier to eat undercooked meat before I was against it."

John Kerry.

Sorry, I'm just trying to stir the pot.
2004-09-29 01:41:06 PM  
Sounds like a good policy to me.

That being said, has anyone tried Wal-Mart's new sushi?
2004-09-29 01:42:46 PM  
Meh. Every time I order anything raw at anything other than a sushi restaurante I have to sign my life away. Most places also have the CYA disclaimers on the menus or otherwise posted.

Just do as I do. Drink enough beer with your meal so you can't tell whether the diahreah, upset stomach and vomiting are due to food or alcohol poisoning.
2004-09-29 01:43:24 PM  
A restaurant that wants a waiver before serving you, ohhh, maybe you shouldnt be eating there!!!
2004-09-29 01:43:26 PM  
Take that, Libs!
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2004-09-29 01:43:46 PM  
In some places in America, especially cafeterias, you can't get rare meat.

California and New Jersey banned undercooked eggs in the 1990s. The former ban was reversed when Caesar Salad eaters complained. Not sure about NJ. Can you legally buy runny eggs there?

Here in Massachusetts every restaurant menu must have a warning, "eating undercooked eggs or meat increases your risk of foodborne illness." Seriously. It's a state health department regulation if the restaurant cooks to order, or doesn't overcook.
2004-09-29 01:44:33 PM  
Personally I blame the Clinton Administration
2004-09-29 01:44:38 PM  
well, where I work, we refuse/arent allowed to make a burger under medium.

If a customer puts up enough fuss, the server is made to tell them that they have to sign something saying that we wont be sued for food poisoning if they do get sick.

when presented with that option none have ever signed and stop complaining.
2004-09-29 01:44:45 PM  
"You've got to have a bit of common sense somewhere in life
(Yeah, if only that were true...)
and if a customer wants to order raw meat they have to accept some responsibility for the risk they are taking."

Sure they will, right up until they get sick. Then suddenly it's entirely your fault. Just ask any lawyer.

Not that I agree with the waivers, though. Generally speaking, a waiver is legally meaningless, so don't bother.

/American business owner
2004-09-29 01:44:59 PM  
Yellow Number Five that is sage-like advice that i always follow.
2004-09-29 01:45:10 PM  
Kinda surprised it's a big deal. I know that some places will only cook things at medium or above.
2004-09-29 01:46:34 PM  
I think people should sign a waiver each day when they leave their homes:

"I promise to take responsibility for my own actions and not blame someone else when s--- happens."
2004-09-29 01:46:37 PM  
They don't do this at Goldie's in Tulsa. I've not heard of anyone getting sick off one of their GREAT burgers.

/always orders them rare plus
2004-09-29 01:46:56 PM  
This is where vegetarian food little scope for contamination...

/enuf said
2004-09-29 01:46:56 PM  
I like my meat medium rare, and have been at restaraunts that have refused to serve me hamburgers cooked to that specification. I would have been more than happy to sign a waiver to receive not overcooked meat.

/That's not blood, that's juice.
2004-09-29 01:47:23 PM  
The fact that I was kitcken manager, In a certain Rock burger joint that lacked a garden, before we opened the Gardening Club, in Covent Garden. Has nothing to do with this but having having just said nothing , I will go so far as too say we were a tourist joint and served everything well done.
2004-09-29 01:47:30 PM  
"People need to understand what undercooked meat is and what it means to America. Quite simply, undercooked meat is meat that is undercooked. And Americans who eat undercooked meat aren't eating meat that cooked thoroughly."

George Bush

/stirring the pot the other way.
2004-09-29 01:47:44 PM  
I had to sign a waiver once when I ordered carpaccio.

2004-09-29 01:47:45 PM  
Thanks to those damned liberals, we have to sign these here waivers and sit next to the colored folk.
2004-09-29 01:48:14 PM  
I hereby agree to hold harmless and indemnify said eatery for any damage resulting from losing my mechanism.

/s/ Officer Garcia
2004-09-29 01:48:46 PM  
RTFA, and you might be tempted to believe that the fact that the restaurant gives people the choice to have a rare burger at their own risk is actually a triumph for personal responsibility.
2004-09-29 01:50:00 PM  
I always love the look on the waiter's face when I order my Steak Tartare well-done.
2004-09-29 01:51:04 PM  
This is where vegetarian food little scope for contamination...
/enuf said

Actually, e.coli, salmonella, and even hepatitis contamination in veggies is getting more and more common. You might as well enjoy your burger.
2004-09-29 01:51:04 PM  
Your dog wants a lawyer /got less than nuthin'
2004-09-29 01:51:42 PM  
Why is this stupid? Is it so far fetched to believe that someone could order a rare steak and sue after getting food poisoning? I think not. Perfectly legit, if you ask me, even if a little out of the ordinary. Besides, don't they have health warnings on menus in the States regarding the health hazard of rare and medium rare meat?
2004-09-29 01:51:56 PM  

[This is where vegetarian food little scope for contamination...]

Because nobody ever got hepatitis from the lettuce at Chi-Chi's.

Oh wait.....
2004-09-29 01:52:21 PM  
Everyone here has apparently already forgotten about mad cow disease.
2004-09-29 01:52:25 PM  
And yet my local Taco Bell will hand over a full sack without so much as a verbal warning.
2004-09-29 01:52:33 PM  
sheesh and they say americans are litigious.
2004-09-29 01:53:14 PM  
Another case of "tucking into" food?

Is that an English thing, that I wouldn't understand?
2004-09-29 01:53:38 PM  
Actually, here in North Carolina, it's outright ILLEGAL to prepare anything from chopped beef cooked less than "well".
2004-09-29 01:53:39 PM  
Because nobody ever got hepatitis from the lettuce at Chi-Chi's.

Oh wait.....

Well, by vegetarian food, I mean cooked vegetarian food, not raw vegetables.
2004-09-29 01:53:43 PM  
Bush says the war on food poisoning is unwinnable

no, wait, according to his puppetmaster, it IS winnable. And not only that we won it and the e. coli love us!
2004-09-29 01:54:16 PM  
vinaysb, if you have ever had chives from south america before 5 years ago, you have ingested hepatitis.

no maybes, no ifs, no could have, and I hope you enjoyed it, HIPPY!
2004-09-29 01:54:19 PM  
Just wipe its butt and knock off the horns!

Seriously, I order my steaks cooked medium, and I get well-done over half the time. It's annoying. Burgers I won't eat under medium-well, though. I don't screw with ground meat.

I prefer to cook my own when I can.
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