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To think that PIZZA HUT should not serve up frozen raw chicken to my DC??

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smileifyouwant Sat 23-Aug-08 17:42:35

OMG - We went to Pizza Hut for a treat today.hmm I noticed my DC (3)'s chicken looked raw, on further investigation both my DC chicken was like this - luckily they had'nt eaten much.angry

lovemyshoes Sat 23-Aug-08 17:43:51

I hope you complained, that's terrible.

AuntieMaggie Sat 23-Aug-08 17:45:58

OMG :-(

I would complain to environmental health if they can't even tell that chicken is still frozen!!!

smileifyouwant Sat 23-Aug-08 17:46:57

Yes, we did and they staff were very apologetic. We refused to pay and made quite a fuss so other diners could hear us! I wish we had taken a sample - have a good mind to contact environmental health!!!

batters Sat 23-Aug-08 17:47:30

Last time I went to PH when dd was about 6 and she really hated most restaurants, my lasagne was frozen in the middle. I sent it back, they replaced it with a lasagne burnt on the outside yet still frozen in the middle.

moondog Sat 23-Aug-08 17:48:37

What do you expect if you eat in shitholes where they just warm up pre prepared food??? hmm

batters Sat 23-Aug-08 17:51:29

Actually moondog, a customer should be able to eat in any resturant (regardless of whether you personally approve of it or not) and not be given frozen meat.

lardybump Sat 23-Aug-08 17:52:01

shock I hope you DC are ok. They could still get very ill even on a little bit of raw chicken.

mumeeee Sat 23-Aug-08 17:53:48

That's terrible. I hope you complained.
We have often eaten i Pizza Hut and have never had any problems.

smileifyouwant Sat 23-Aug-08 17:57:34

'I hope you DC are ok. They could still get very ill even on a little bit of raw chicken.'

They seem ok, does anybody know what I should look out for?

GordonTheGopher Sat 23-Aug-08 17:58:54

If it contained salmonella you might not know for 3-4 days after - but definitely report it asap.

Don't worry I'm sure they will be fine.

smileifyouwant Sat 23-Aug-08 18:00:25

GTG

OMG, that is very scary.

GordonTheGopher Sat 23-Aug-08 18:01:59

Just thought I should tell you in case there is a reaction in a few days and you don't make the link.

Sorry hope I didn't worry you.

smileifyouwant Sat 23-Aug-08 18:07:56

gtg, thanks - i'm glad you did. i am on the phone to nhs direct hence the typing!

Notalone Sat 23-Aug-08 18:55:27

Moondog - that was a bit harsh and I agree with Batters. Whether you are eating at your local chippy or at a michelin starred restaurant, food safety should be guaranteed.

I hope the DC's are both ok Smileifyouwant. Let us know when you can what NHS Direct said

AbbaFan Sat 23-Aug-08 19:04:07

That is really bad.

I would write to head-office and report it to them.

smileifyouwant Sat 23-Aug-08 23:24:13

notalone

Thank you.smile They are ok at the moment - sleeping but NHS direct said that samonella would take 12/24 hours to kick in so we need to keep a close eye on them, they also said that even a small bit of raw chicken can make a child ill - in small percentage of cases really ill.sad Am worried.

smileifyouwant Sat 23-Aug-08 23:26:56

'What do you expect if you eat in shitholes where they just warm up pre prepared food???'

I hope that you never go through something like this, 'tis very worrying as a parent.Your comment really was'nt needed when I am racked with worry already.

giraffescantdancethetango Sat 23-Aug-08 23:29:37

Hope they are ok, thats terrible on pizza huts part, agree report them to evn health.

freshayrshire Sat 23-Aug-08 23:31:03

Definitely contact environmental health - even without actually seeing the food they should go along and speak to the restaurant about it. And try not to worry too much - whether you get food poisoning or not depends on loads of things (how much was eaten, individual susceptibility etc) and I think that the chances of your DC picking something up are really small. NHS Direct are just telling you that because it is a possibility, however slight.

BigBadMousey Sat 23-Aug-08 23:33:21

You should contact environmental health.

Was it frozen still or raw and partially defrosted?

Try not to worry too much it is not definite that they will get ill from it by any means and at least, if they do, you will know what is wrong and will catch it very early.

BigBadMousey Sat 23-Aug-08 23:34:25

sorry freshayreshire X-post (but at least we agree grin)

smileifyouwant Sat 23-Aug-08 23:36:20

bbm, think it was raw and partially defrosted. I was in a right tizzy as in shock.

BigBadMousey Sat 23-Aug-08 23:51:04

Well...if it has been frozen that has reduced the risk a fair bit, if it has only been out long enough for small pieces to start defrosting then it hasn't been out too long thus reducing the risk of new bacteria colonising it.

Yes, there are still risks but there always is with these things - if the chicken was properly cooked and had been in contact with raw chicken you would be none the wiser and still at risk.

If it makes you feel any better I have worked in PR for a very large foodservice company - we often got complaints of people eating raw or undercooked meat and NONE of them was ever ill from it - that surprised me quite a bit (I'm a microbiologist and have latterly worked in the food industry)

BigBadMousey Sat 23-Aug-08 23:53:15

sorry - that sounds a bit flippant blush. I can understand why you are worried - just trying help you sleep better tonight (because all could well be fine)

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