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2014-08-13 02:35:58 PM
Cronuts are actually pretty good.

An experimental cronut burger served at the CNE on the other hand...

So last year 200 people got sick eating staph-infected bad burgers and so this year there are new regulations in place to make sure that doesn't happen again.

How very sensible and dull.

Canadian news is so exciting!

/Canadian.
 
2014-08-13 03:07:02 PM
Vomiting cronut burgers is so last year.

Wake me up when someone has created something exciting and forward-looking that I can heave up all over myself.   I miss the good old days when we'd be working in the labs of elBuli, using expired produce that would make us explode with illness on a molecular level trying to discover the next big ugggggh.  Food-borne illnesses that our parents could have only dreamed of.

I still haven't found the same thrill I did when I first yakked up his fondant of wasabi whipped caramel frond-smoked atomized Salmonella souffle with infused essence of dodo giblet tar and regret reduction.

That's when having food flying out of every orifice actually  meant something.
 
2014-08-13 03:21:22 PM
A Toronto Public Health (TPH) investigation into the incident found that a topping used on the burger was contaminated by Staphylococcus aureus toxin, a recognized cause of food borne illness.

Old and Busted:  Special Sauce

New Hotness:  Petri Sauce

I kind of like how it practically warns you by looking like a winding dog turd on top of the patty

/tfa image won't repost in this thread for some reason
 
2014-08-13 03:37:15 PM
The Cronut was an innocent bystander.

This year.  Poutine cronuts, or is that cronut poutine...?
 
2014-08-13 04:15:17 PM
I'm sickened by the idea of trendy, expensive breakfast pastries.
 
2014-08-13 04:18:18 PM

Diogenes: I kind of like how it practically warns you by looking like a winding dog turd on top of the patty


IKR?
 
2014-08-13 04:20:21 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: I'm sickened by the idea of trendy, expensive breakfast pastries.


You better be exempting Panera's breakfast souffles in that comment, Mister.
 
2014-08-13 04:20:37 PM
I'm glad food vendors were told food inspectors would inspect the first of the fair and one week later.

That way the vendors have a whole week to sell left-over product before another inspection, then another whole week to sell some more left-over product.

Inspections don't work when you tell the people when you're going to be inspecting them.

I don't want to talk about Maricopa County food inspection. It's farking scary.
 
2014-08-13 04:20:38 PM
What the hell, did a raccoon poop on that bun?
Farkin' Canadians, man.


\Anyone else having problems linking images?
 
2014-08-13 04:20:40 PM
Cronut?

www.reactiongifs.us

/never actually had one.
 
2014-08-13 04:20:57 PM
This could have happened with a regular burger, since the staph was in the sauce, and then we'd all have been able to ignore it, as we should now. But, no, cronut = clicks.
 
2014-08-13 04:21:36 PM
Turd Burger?

/NO THANKS
 
2014-08-13 04:22:07 PM
That's what you get when you have dirty farking hipsters making your food.

/dnrtfa
 
2014-08-13 04:24:10 PM
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2014-08-13 04:25:21 PM

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: I'm glad food vendors were told food inspectors would inspect the first of the fair and one week later.

That way the vendors have a whole week to sell left-over product before another inspection, then another whole week to sell some more left-over product.

Inspections don't work when you tell the people when you're going to be inspecting them.

I don't want to talk about Maricopa County food inspection. It's farking scary.


Except that inspections don't actually take food from the restaurant/stand and test it for contamination.  They look for issues with preparation, handling and storage procedures and equipment that could lead to contamination.  Planned inspections are not as good as unplanned inspections but to say they don't work at all is a bit of an exaggeration.
 
2014-08-13 04:25:25 PM
I thought a cronut was an oral sex act performed on a Croatian.
 
2014-08-13 04:26:18 PM
Whew, I was scared for a second there.  My coconut stock is safe.
 
2014-08-13 04:27:31 PM
Wasn't cronuts a hipster thing?  200 hipsters pissing our their asses and puking is a good thing.
 
2014-08-13 04:27:46 PM

LazyMedia: This could have happened with a regular burger, since the staph was in the sauce, and then we'd all have been able to ignore it, as we should now. But, no, cronut = clicks.


Well, you certainly live up to your moniker!  ;-)
 
2014-08-13 04:28:13 PM
Came for a crow looking like the Fark squirrel, left wondering why people would eat them.

DNRTFA. DGAF.
 
2014-08-13 04:28:38 PM
www.iwatchstuff.com

Impressive
 
2014-08-13 04:29:16 PM
Cut us some slack, yanks!
We're a British-based nation whose high-watermark culinary contribution is poutine.

toronto.ctvnews.ca
Dammit - that does look like raccoon poo.
 
2014-08-13 04:32:35 PM

LeroyBourne: Wasn't cronuts a hipster thing?  200 hipsters pissing our their asses and puking is a good thing.


No, cronut was a New York City thing. Not everyone in New York is a hipster. Not even most of them.
 
2014-08-13 04:35:08 PM
That's what happens when your diet consists of fads.  Eat regular food and leave the PBR-braised lobster tails with the artisan microbrew reduction to the douchebags in The Village.
 
2014-08-13 04:35:49 PM
They bought food from a food truck.  They knew what they were getting into.  They knew the risks.
 
2014-08-13 04:35:55 PM
I had no idea what a cronut was until today.  That's something I could have lived without knowing.
 
2014-08-13 04:39:15 PM

oldfarthenry: Cut us some slack, yanks!
We're a British-based nation whose high-watermark culinary contribution is poutine.

[toronto.ctvnews.ca image 347x195]
Dammit - that does look like raccoon poo.


I guess you've never had baked pacific salmon or any of the rest of our best seafood on the planet. Get the f*ck out of my country, you little douche.
 
2014-08-13 04:41:16 PM
In raw form, the nuts of a crow are bitter, and must be artificially sweetened to be included as the main ingredient in this popular pastry.

i229.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-13 04:41:39 PM
Seriously, can we stop farking going on about your lame-assed, overrated, overhyped breadrolls?

STOP TRYING TO MAKE CRONUTS HAPPEN!

/grinch out
 
2014-08-13 04:44:17 PM
Really? Really, someone would even find that thing appealing? It looks Godawful. Some sort of brown bun topped with a big ol' plumped up tape worm. Nice touch the server is wearing what looks like surgical gloves-maybe for personal protection. Maybe this is some sort of Sci-fi sort of set up? Eat this, 'n watch it chew through your stomach and breed with a hot dog???? I dunno, just really gross. That, and 200 people actually ordered it, ate it, and surprises of surprises-got sick.
 
2014-08-13 04:46:05 PM

HatMadeOfAss: That's what happens when your diet consists of fads.  Eat regular food and leave the PBR-braised lobster tails with the artisan microbrew reduction to the douchebags in The Village.


A cronut is croissant dough deep-fried, with powdered sugar on top. It's not exactly haute cuisine. And you're a lot more likely to pick up food poisoning from the Golden Corral salad bar than from a real restaurant doing original things with interesting ingredients.
 
2014-08-13 04:46:37 PM
"We'll be looking at all the foods that will be transported to the CNE to ensure there is no ... cross-contamination."

Wink wink.  Know what I mean?
 
2014-08-13 04:47:43 PM

Artist: Really? Really, someone would even find that thing appealing? It looks Godawful. Some sort of brown bun topped with a big ol' plumped up tape worm. Nice touch the server is wearing what looks like surgical gloves-maybe for personal protection. Maybe this is some sort of Sci-fi sort of set up? Eat this, 'n watch it chew through your stomach and breed with a hot dog???? I dunno, just really gross. That, and 200 people actually ordered it, ate it, and surprises of surprises-got sick.


encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

better?
 
2014-08-13 04:47:52 PM

doctor wu: oldfarthenry: Cut us some slack, yanks!
We're a British-based nation whose high-watermark culinary contribution is poutine.

[toronto.ctvnews.ca image 347x195]
Dammit - that does look like raccoon poo.

I guess you've never had baked pacific salmon or any of the rest of our best seafood on the planet. Get the f*ck out of my country, you little douche.


I have, readily-offended asshole!
Geesh, dude - take a dump or masturbate or sumpin'.
 
2014-08-13 04:47:57 PM
toronto.ctvnews.ca

Yeah, I want mine with less turd
 
2014-08-13 04:49:23 PM

LazyMedia: LeroyBourne: Wasn't cronuts a hipster thing?  200 hipsters pissing our their asses and puking is a good thing.

No, cronut was a New York City Brooklyn Hipsterthing. Not everyone in New York is a hipster. Not even most of them.

 
2014-08-13 04:50:32 PM
To quote/paraphrase middleoftheday, "People say life is short, submitter.  But it isn't.  Life is long and my god you have to take chances to keep your world interesting.  Ride the cronut chicken lightning. "

http://www.fark.com/comments/8269016/I-left-entire-unopened-bag-of-f ro zen-chicken-thighs-on-table-last-night-They-are-completely-thawed-but- still-cool-to-touch-Cook-them-immediately-throw-them-out-Creative-alte rnate-suggestions-welcome
 
2014-08-13 04:52:09 PM
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2014-08-13 04:53:09 PM

oldfarthenry: doctor wu: oldfarthenry: Cut us some slack, yanks!
We're a British-based nation whose high-watermark culinary contribution is poutine.

[toronto.ctvnews.ca image 347x195]
Dammit - that does look like raccoon poo.

I guess you've never had baked pacific salmon or any of the rest of our best seafood on the planet. Get the f*ck out of my country, you little douche.

I have, readily-offended asshole!
Geesh, dude - take a dump or masturbate or sumpin'.


I blame his diet.
 
2014-08-13 04:55:13 PM

LazyMedia: HatMadeOfAss: That's what happens when your diet consists of fads.  Eat regular food and leave the PBR-braised lobster tails with the artisan microbrew reduction to the douchebags in The Village.

A cronut is croissant dough deep-fried, with powdered sugar on top. It's not exactly haute cuisine. And you're a lot more likely to pick up food poisoning from the Golden Corral salad bar than from a real restaurant doing original things with interesting ingredients.


Fried dough is neither of those things.  However, a restaurant/food truck trying to make a nasty looking burger with faux poop on top is their attempt at "haute cuisine."  So while your assessment of the high likelihood of getting food poisoning at Golden Corral is correct, it appears to be just as high at this establishment.
 
2014-08-13 04:58:24 PM
I've gone to the Scottish Highland Games here a few times and have been really tempted to try the haggis.  But there are just some things I don't think you should eat from a food truck at a fair.

I did have the Scottish Eggs once, though, and lived to tell the tale.
 
2014-08-13 04:58:36 PM

CarnySaur: LazyMedia: LeroyBourne: Wasn't cronuts a hipster thing?  200 hipsters pissing our their asses and puking is a good thing.

No, cronut was a New York City Brooklyn Hipsterthing. Not everyone in New York is a hipster. Not even most of them.


It was invented in Manhattan, in Soho, at the Dominique Ansel Bakery. Soho =/= Williamsburg. And EVERYBODY was trying to get them; lines around the block.
 
2014-08-13 05:08:27 PM

skinink: I thought a cronut was an oral sex act performed on a Croatian.


That's a crojob. The ending results in busting a cronut.
 
2014-08-13 05:20:05 PM
What? A site that doesn't automatically foist its shiatty mobile site complete with "would-you-like-our-obscure-useless-app" download-begging on me, actually proffering a choice between the two?

Did Krakatoa just barf diamonds? The end is nigh.

...Oh. It's Canadian. Carry on.
 
2014-08-13 05:25:22 PM
A Toronto Public Health (TPH) investigation into the incident found that a topping used on the burger was contaminated by Staphylococcus aureus toxin, a recognized cause of food borne illness. The TPH said the cause of the contamination was likely poor refrigeration. The burger was later voluntarily pulled off the menu.

Why was the burger pulled off the menu if it was a topping that made people sick? Or are they counting the donut as a topping?
 
2014-08-13 05:28:22 PM
The grocery store bakery "cronuts" I've had are just a little too buttery for my taste. I like the texture, but overall I prefer normal donuts.
 
2014-08-13 05:34:57 PM

quatchi: How very sensible and dull.

Canadian news is so exciting!

/Canadian.


Maybe one day we'll even see real food trucks in Toronto?
 
2014-08-13 05:41:32 PM

whatshisname: quatchi: How very sensible and dull.

Canadian news is so exciting!

/Canadian.

Maybe one day we'll even see real food trucks in Toronto?


I just want a real Taco truck that makes real Mexican food.

Mexican food in Canada sucks for the most part.
 
2014-08-13 05:42:28 PM
I have been noticing a marked increase in food poisoning in the last 2 years or so. I blame global warming, terrorists, and paedophiles.
 
2014-08-13 05:49:01 PM

quatchi: Mexican food in Canada sucks for the most part.


There was some decent stuff in Leamington in Southwestern Ontario, because of all the migrant workers. Not sure how it is now that the Heinz plant has shut down.
 
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