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Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by uggboy, May 27, 2014.
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Old food found at World Cup hotels
Would have thought that a hotel booked by the Italian team would have been much more careful considering that these inspections are somewhat part of a regular routine and everybody knows ( well apparently ...except these hotels) that Italians are very particular about the freshness of their food items.
I thought so too. Hopefully hotels take their responsibilities a bit more seriously in the future, it doesn't matter be it Italian football stars or regular guests who stay with them. Everyone deserves fresh food on their plates.
When I see that I normally try to get it for free or less money ;-) I found expired food products often in "markets" and Hotels in North Korea.
Seems like you don't have to travel to North Korea to find such expired foods in hotels. I thought it surprising that hotels offer such stuff. Wouldn't have expected that, especially in the World Cup hotels which will host football teams from around the world, of course I wouldn't want that they serve such stuff to regular guests either. It's a real shame that Brazil seems lately in the press for the wrong reasons.
Considering the massive inefficiency (or corruption, depending on how cynical you are), they deserve it, IMO.
What the OP didn't say was how far past the expiration date the food was and in the US the expiration date is just a sell by date.... and for a family 45 pounds might be at most a few weeks of food.... but for a big hotel......
The real question is whether there were any other defects
Sounds like make news to me
I'm sure you wouldn't want to eat "expired" food. Doesn't matter how small or big the amount of food was especially when it's out of date. For example, the salmon which was found to be expired could land people into hospitals for food poisoning with serious implications. Nobody wants that. Regarding this article is "make news", I don't think so, actually I'm glad they report about this and hopefully do something against this. The more people know the better IMHO.
I'm sure you wouldn't be too pleased when it came your way. I don't believe that everyone has corruption on their mind in Brazil. It's however sad that such news makes the round, the World Cup should be a "happy" event which showcases Brazil, surely this news isn't.
You're right, I wouldn't. But rather than whine about it, I'd try to fix it (assuming I had the ability to do so).
Considering the massive inefficiency and lack of thought that's going into this, the 2014 World Cup was not going to be that "happy" event, even before this.
From periodic cleaning and expunging my refrigerator: If I buy something on the spur-of-the-moment, and then never get around to using it (specially dipping sauces etc.) they go way past the expiry date - So, either that hotel does not get a lot of pasta orders or, their procurement department over ordered.
Hotel sell condoms ? behind the front desk ? I know Rio has quite a few Love Motels where you rent by the hour, or is it half-hour ? But ? Copacabana Palace and JWM at Copacabana beach sell condoms ? At that too at cost ? Wow, never knew that ! Marriott was charging 60 Rias per day for internet access during 2002 World Cup. Who knows what they'd charge for condoms