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Photos of an immigrant worker delivering raw, unprocessed meat to a grocery store in a shopping cart have sparked outrage online.

The incident happened in San Jose, California, according to Facebook user Loretta Seto, who snapped photos of the unsanitary delivery.

Seto uploaded photos of what appears to be a Hispanic male pushing a Costco shopping cart loaded with raw slabs of pork through the front doors of a 99 Ranch Market store.

"Beware,” Seto wrote on January 26. “We saw their vendors delivering meat with Costco shopping carts!! Talk about disgusting! I’m usually okay with sticking the kids in the seat of the basket, but this is a whole new level of gross”.

The public's reaction to the photos were mixed after the images went viral on Friday.

Breitbart.com readers pointed out that California is a "Sanctuary state" where many immigrant workers are not accustomed to working in sanitary conditions.

"When you hire third-world people to handle your food, you should be prepared for the worse," wrote one reader.

According to reports, the raw meat was delivered by a worker for the store's vendor, Jim’s Farm Meat. Most farms and meat packing plants slaughter pigs and pack the parts in shrink wrap. The fresh meat is not frozen before delivery to the stores, where the parts are cut up and packaged by store employees.

The 99 Ranch store, which is based in Asia, replied directly to Seto’s Facebook post, saying, “We are taking the necessary steps to resolve this issue by investigating this case further and filing a complaint against our vendor.”

But many social media users who were raised on farms objected to discarding perfectly good meat.

One commenter wrote: "What disgusts me is that the whole shipment was thrown out. Perfectly good meat, all because one snowflake found it offensive to see real meat without the plastic wrap."

  • tintin

    don't eat pork.
    that's all I've got.

  • Anunnaki

    Its a wake up call, stop eating that filthy chyt. ??

  • Yardgirl

    Ewwwwwww!! That CANNOT be legal!! Gross AF!!! *gagging*

  • TMW

    I’ve recently stopped eating pork and red meat, but honestly - I’d prefer this meat to pre-packaged, chemically processed meat. It might equate to “sanitary” but it’s definitely not healthy. They say Costco is the best place to buy meat, or a butcher - or preferably directly from a farm. This is only gross if you don’t know what happens to the meat AFTER they get it in the store. Y’all better watch “What the Health.”

  • Noirluv45

    I never, ever, ever shop at 99 Ranch market. I remember them in Gardena, CA. Nasty! They sell all kinds of crazy stuff like duck uteri and other types of crap.

  • Noirluv45

    Someone told a friend of mine who worked for Smithfield said never EVER eat pork from Smithfield. The processing conditions are filthy. I see pigs packed in the trucks on their way to slaughter and when you drive by the Smithfield processing factory, the smell is horrendous!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    "Perfectly good meat, all because one SNOWFLAKE found it offensive to see real meat without the plastic wrap.”

    LAWD, PEOPLE ARE FUNNY!

  • Kanyade

    One word: trichinosis

    Another word: salmonella

    An observation: They couldn't lay down no wax paper or saran wrap for the meat to sit on? At least try to keep it away from (other) germs.

  • Willetta

    BAAAABY!!! They threw all that good swine AWAY??! I woulda had that s@#$ in the back of my car on some newspaper!!! Grill flames kill EVERYTHANG!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8d1b76c4aa1940b1079dc8fbab0a77e831982c5628ca993755ab083235a0cae4.gif

  • Anunnaki

    Just imagine folks inside smells the same, who eat this filth.

  • iWasteTime

    What does where the workers come from have to do with the stores practices??? So Ignorant

  • Noirluv45

    Ugh! Yes, they sure do. It's crazy. Not me! I ain't eating nary a bite!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    “When you hire third-world people to handle your food, you should be prepared for the worse,” wrote one reader.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I don't disagree with this necessarily--different cultures have different food handling approaches. But, I know some inbred booger picking, never washes their hands before they leave the bathroom, bathes every three days, backwoods, illiterate azz yt person wrote this.

    P.S. I knew this was going to be one of those La Rancha supermarkets.

  • Kanyade

    Basically, this could happen (be happening) anywhere. Just 'coz the OSHA and the FDA and such entities "regulate" (shoutout to Warren G), doesn't mean some of these businesses/industries don't skirt corners to get a good deal and/or make more money---regardless of their immigration status or citizenship.

    Just bless your food before you eat. And for God's sake, cook it all the way through.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    On another note, if it wasn't for pepperoni and bacon I would never eat pork. For breakfast, I use turkey bacon but I do prefer pork bacon on my hamburgers.

    Pork is just so disgusting to me. Idk if I have been socialized to feel that way or not.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Just in case you havent noticed most of the world is outside the USA and dont have the high standards of food savings that we do and they live eat love just fine and its way more of them than us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Noirluv45

    Their bodies are accustomed to their poor food quality that's why they suggest Americans not eat the food or drink the water because of the unsanitary conditions.

  • Victorious82

    I’m from Cali, this looks normal to me. I’ve seen someone deliver meat out the back of a mini van that had plastic on the floor. This doesn’t bother me AT ALL. The cooking process will cook all the germs away lol.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    In a couple of years this won't be an issue because Trump will have 'deregulated' such sanitary standards.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The original article was from Breitbart. I hope that answers your question.

  • Kanyade

    I love bacon. Recently rediscovered it. Pork bacon, yes, is the best, imho.

  • Rayne

    This is how I usually see it too... or thrown over the shoulder and into the store.

  • Breitbart_Savior

    I guess people prefer lipstick on their pigs.

  • Rayne

    But you’re still supposed to wash your meat when you bring it home. I’ve seen so many people open the package season the meat and straight cook it. I be like ion want poisoning today, I threw up earlier. Thanks ????

  • Anunnaki

    Lol.

  • iWasteTime

    "ion want poisoning today" took me right out !

  • Anunnaki

    True

  • Gloria

    Whether you have raw, unprocessed meat in sanitary or unsanitary conditions actually doesn't matter. The consumption of meat is still contributing to the decline of health in the Western world.

    The REAL concern is that these major corporations and organizations are promoting people to ingest dead flesh, knowing that it is a class 1 carcinogen, in the same category as asbestos and tobacco.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    heads to the kitchen to cook some pigs feet. . . ???? jk .... And I still love my pork. ..

  • vicci

    Dead pork flesh is a parasitic breeding ground. Then workers prolly got all sorts of paper cuts..

  • Renee26

    Not to mention all of the fumes and germs flying through the air

  • Renee26

    Oh noooo....that's Ekrich meat!! I love their smoke sausage

  • Renee26

    Smothered in Franks Red Hot Sauce....YES!!

  • Dowoop

    Are you surprised? And you know damn well they didnt throw that pork out. Im sure much worse is happening that we dont see.

  • bashi

    Vegan ? AF I’m proud of it

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I used to pass that place every time I drove home to visit my mom in Wilmington on 87. They send all the people with felonies there when they get out of prison. They call it the "hog plant"...lol

  • You Could Never

    “When you hire third-world people to handle your food, you should be prepared for the worse,”

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This was ignorant ass comment. Done pissed me. I mean yes what is going on in that pic is dead ass wrong. But dont start this here mess.

  • You Could Never

    When you do cook some...Put em in the crockpot sis. They come out right in the crockpot on low for 4-5 hours. With some onions and peppers cut up on em.

  • Dowoop

    I tried to vegetarian but it was too hard. Especially when i dont do most of the cooking in the house.

  • Coy little wink

    I love bacon. Its the 5th food group...

  • Dowoop

    I see that all the time and its disgusting. You dont know where that meat has been before you buy it. Just because they wrap it in some brown paper doesnt mean you should just gonna go ahead and cook it?

  • Dowoop

    Tehehehehe....After its been kicked, tossed and who knows what else.

  • bashi

    Yes it’s hard but meal prep does wonder and gets everyone involved too. I purchased new cookbooks on vegan ? recipes plus instagram and YouTube help

  • Dowoop

    When i got to Asian owned that explained alot.

  • Pollybluu

    They are injected veggies as well dear Google!

  • iWasteTime

    I felt the same! Like what does A have to do with B!!

  • Pnthr

    Well pork is disgusting and dirty anyway. You shouldn't even be eating it.

  • iWasteTime

    I had a convo with a coworker. I was gassed for them. I was like what you growing? Bring me some tomatoes, he was like I go to whole foods ... oh :kona:

  • BeUtFullSoul

    What can we EAT nowadays?...what's sanitary, healthy, good, etc..?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I'm sure there's all-white grocery stores in Appalachia & the Midwest that have questionable food handling practices too. But Breitbart and company always want to make everything about race.

  • bashi

    I know that but you don’t know where I’m located so that’s the difference

  • You Could Never

    Friends of our family that go back at LEAST 40 years...they will open meat and put it on the grill. My dad wouldnt ever let us eat over there for cookouts. He hated that shit with all that he was. He would take burgers as the "contribution" but it was also so his family could eat too lol. And we would show up early so he could do his stuff first lol. Be like hurry up before they contaminate the grill.

  • GuestSTAR

    I had a craving for fried oysters and a co-worker recommended 99 Ranch Market, so I went to the Pleasanton, Cali store on my way home. They sale regular grocery items there, including a wide selection of fish, but as soon as you hit the door, there's a STRONG fish odor which caught me off guard, I wanted to puke. I turned right around and just bought my oysters at Safeway.

  • iWasteTime

    It does and thank you!!

  • free

    i've never seen split pigs shrink-wrapped. they cart them around.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Thats how I cook em or the pressure cooker ...? you know I stay slaying in the kitchen ...

  • Shira Harding-James

    Girl yes thank you!!
    I never thought about slow cooking them. Do you cook them with broth or what?

  • mona q

    It's gross...that cart is dirty. I stopped eating pork years ago when I read a story about a pig farmer caught feeding his pigs trash. They found all sorts of things in the feeding bin too...tampons, plastic milk jugs, all the items you throw away, he was feeding to the pigs and they were eating them. Many stores were purchasing their pork from said pig farmer! Swine is gross in general anyway but that was enough for me to always look at the pork with a side eye at the grocery and keep it moving.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Haven't eaten pork over 3 years, no shellfish in over 3 years and full vegan since October 2017!! It doesn't bother me to see meat or be around it, being vegan for me is about my health. But this looks really bad.

    Tip 1: How to REALLY get away with murder (not that any one here would need to) throw the body in a pig pen. It'll be devoured within 24 hours. Teeth and all.

  • Vegas1989

    Congratulations. I'm not there yet. I still eat fish and chicken. I gave up beef in October 17 and Pork 3 years ago because of my husband blood pressure. It's working but he needs to stop stressing and get his butt in the gym with me. The weight is coming off. I've been cooking Tofu meals as well. It's not easy but if peeps want to live long you make those changes. I did it to support him.

  • mona q

    That is so true because I eat a plant based diet. I won't go as far as saying I'm vegan but I can say that 90% of the time I choose plants. The other 10%, I eat whatever is on the menu (except pork). For instance if I am at a party or they have something at work and forget to get veg options, I just go with the flow. Once family and friends saw that I was serious, they usually make sure to have something veg. I tried vegan and it was a struggle at first because I was always caught unprepared and wound up just eating what I fixed for my son and husband. Now I make sure I have plenty of plants to eat at all times.

  • Vegas1989

    You will have to just work on it. I'm a newly vegetarian. It's a lot of planning your meals. You can do it though.

  • mona q

    You were smart! I will say that I read an article that showed SOME Asian markets do get their meat from overseas where dogs and rats are cheaper than chicken/beef. Be careful! I also read in the same article to be wary of the shrimp at Chinese food places because they source it from China from shrimp farms that are fed garbage to plump them up. I know it's not all Chinese food places and not all Asian markets but knowledge is power.

  • You Could Never

    Just a lil water. Enough to cover the bottom and then a tad extra. Broth might make em too salty.

  • Dowoop

    That was the last time we bought from there. If you make me distrust one thing i will not trust anything in there.

  • Noirluv45

    You better know it. You never know what you are getting.

  • Noirluv45

    Oh, Ms. V, I didn't know that they sent them there. Wow. Yeah, my sister used to go out the 87 to work and pass it. Lol @ hog plant. That's what it is. Ewwww! I felt bad for all those pigs stuffed in those trucks not knowing they were going to be killed.

  • Noirluv45

    Oh, it is? OMG, I'm sorry!

  • Shenanigans1

    Yeah I spent 9 months in the bay and this place was always packed out. My husband decided to go in one day and FaceTimed me and just from the looks alone I wasn’t impressed. I did all of our shopping at Safeway and Food Max, I think it’s called.

  • Kayke

    Outraged folks have never been to a real butcher shop.

  • Bashi22

    For be vegan is better option for right now i see the difference in my skin and weight.

  • Shenanigans1

    I heard that! You can never be too careful chile. there are some people who who think that the hot grill will kill the bacteria. But going to other people’s homes to eat is a gamble bc you don’t know if they’ve washed their hands, keep their house clean on a normal day etc.

  • GuestSTAR

    My husband worked a short distance from it (Santa Rita Road) and he said people at his job recommended 99 Ranch as well, SMH. I couldn't do it though. The fish odor was too overwhelming.
    Yes, Safeway is a little more expensive, but they have good quality meat & seafood. Food Max is pretty good to.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Well I do not feel sorry for them because they are slaughtered quickly and they are meant to eat... lol, bring it on Wilbur...

  • Trace da Ace

    maaannn.....people complain about this all day....but will still eat it!!! Slaughter houses are no better!!

  • Noirluv45

    Yeah, I know, but I see them packed in there alive and not knowing they are going to die. I love animals, so it makes me sad. Lol @ "Bring it on, Wilbur!"

  • Calikush

    Yes, I stay out of that place!!!! Gross!!!! I stay out of Superior too! ?

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Me too. Yesterday found myself wondering if there would be any in Heaven.

  • Naomi

    Vegetables!!!!!

  • HalleMerry

    (Taking notes,just in case........)

  • TheOwley

    The people complaining are the same that would buy the meat had the person entered the store from the back or delivered the meat in a truck. The outrage. They just cut out the middle man, the meat packers that deliver. Anyway, people would quit eating meat if they see how cows are butchered. It's very ooogggllllyyy.

  • Ozad

    it goes into your major grocery stores basically the same way, you just don't see it

  • Dede DimeDiva

    was the back door broke?

  • SumthinSweeter

    lol. right.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Some vegetables are "tampered" with...I guess I'll have to start somewhere, maybe take a try at growing my own veggies..or eating more plant-based foods..it's SO hard to get and eat 100% healthy, but I'll continue this journey or Better,Healthier Eating/Living :)

  • Noirluv45

    Isn't it disgusting?!!!! I've never heard of Superior...Ugh!!!

  • Look@m3

    Maybe just water.....but even that is questionable...lol

  • Look@m3

    I can't...

  • Maisha Selmon-Morris

    This is nothing new, just go to San Francisco. The finest resturants in the city do the same thing. Go to any ally in the morning and you will see raw pork and beef thrown into nasty shopping carts and pushed into resturants. That's why you pray over food before eating.

  • NicoleZee

    Disgusting. These companies hire nasty people and expect them to be sanitary. Why couldn't he put the meat in a large bag or container??? I see why people don't eat meat and why more people are getting worms, parasites, and other diseases. Gross!

  • Layah Jhene

    Pork is filthy in itself. I know mofos ain't complaining

  • NicoleZee

    I made a ham for Thanksgiving, it was too salty so I didn't eat much of it. I ate a good bit of pork while I was pregnant though, my mom kept fussing saying my baby didn't need that!! Well, he was born healthy and he's still healthy. Meat is okay in moderation, I like bacon, sausage, and pork chops as far as pork goes. I'm not giving up lemon pepper wings ever, no ma'am!

  • NicoleZee

    No, washing meat spreads bacteria. Cooking meat thoroughly at a high temperature should kill any existing bacteria. I hate cooking meat, it's gross and messy.

  • NicoleZee

    That's why I stopped going to people's houses and I turn down dinner party invitations due to food allergies as well. Most people are nasty, they have terrible hygiene, keep a nasty house, and have the nerve to invite people over! SMDH!

  • NicoleZee

    The last time I was in the ER, one of the paramedics told me that more people are contracting worms from uncooked food and terrible hygiene. I commend anyone that works in the medical field where they have to smell funky odors and clean out nasty shit from people's bodies. I'd quit if I had that job....cleaning or pulling out worms from someone's ass .....hell to the naw naw!!

  • NicoleZee

    They should slaughter the felons the same way they slaughter the pigs! Imagine a rapist or child molester living down the street or working in your building. Sickening.

  • Hotfiyah

    They do this all over the country when buying big quantities of meat...I have seen worst!

  • Kayke

    Meat in small amounts still clogs your colon and doesn't digest completely. It causes inflammation and your body goes on defense everytime it's consumed (documented)
    You know people live long lives only eating plant based foods....but none can live eating meat only. It sickens you if eaten raw, sickens you if undercooked, and sickens you when its cooked to par and eaten. I'm vegan because I've decided to be responsible with the knowledge I've obtained and with the experiences I've seen. If you're still eating meat with no plans of making changes, you're a fool.

  • VM

    Truth, feast on it until its all gone.

  • hottlanta

    Had 2 pulled pork sammiches yesterday and they were off the chain. Scared to eat lettuce or spinach I might get a virus or something.

  • GuestSTAR

    And please don't go to China Town and see what they drag in, you'll never want to eat Chinese Food or roasted duck over rice (my fav) again.

  • NicoleZee

    People do they please. Let that be the last time you call me out of my name. My name is Nicole, well that's my middle name and what people should address me as. You live your sorry life the way you please and I will live just as I see fit. I just went to the doctor, I'm healthy, not obese, not severely overweight or underweight, alive, well, and STD free. You probably don't even know what a medical doctor or STD testing is. Get a life and a hobby and get laid while you're at it, it might improve your rotten mood. And unless you are a board certified medical doctor or work for the FDA or CDC, please stop giving out false and ridiculous health information.

    Have a lovely afternoon!

  • Guest

    Nothing. Food, water and air poisoned. Grow your own food somewhere man has made very little contact with.

    Some places offer healthy organic food but it will cost you a ton of money. Petes and Whole Foods offer real organic foods.

  • Rayne

    I hear you but you do yours your way and I still gotta wash my meat. Nooo lawd!!

  • teather

    "immigrant worker?" What? How do you know that?

  • teather

    Ignorance is pervasive. they react the same way to us talkin a bunch of sh*t about what they don't know.

  • NicoleZee

    I know :)! A lot of folks still wash meat before cooking. I think as long as you cook it thoroughly, you'll be fine. I just cringe at the thought of tapeworms being in meat. They can grow really long and they are often found in cows, sometimes growing out of their ass. I am not making this up! Makes me want to never eat anything again! Gross.

  • Curvy Divas

    I saw a guy take cakes from the back of a truck with nothing covering the cakes down the street into to a bakery.

  • Kayke

    Lol, don't beat your chest on the internet. I could type you any name I want and you can't do anything about it Nicole. Stop make believing....AND....I double down, if you are fully aware of what meat does to your body and still eat it.... You're a fool. Good day.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Only people that don't clean their meat properly have a problem with this ?

  • Jussjess25

    I agree, bht another lart of me is like.. where in the hell!. Looks disgusting

  • MsVida

    Latin non-chain grocery stores are run much differently than regular high volume corporate stores. Anyone who has lived in a diverse neighborhood would know this. Even their meat department has a different...odor...than your Jewels or Safeway. I really don't see what the issue is here. They've probably been doing it this way for a long time.

  • Rayne

    I’ve read that before about the worms which is why I have to at least wash it and look at it. Thanks tho?

  • Noirluv45

    Lol!!! Hey, Nicole, up top girl! ???? Nope, that ain't for me either, sister.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Thanks!, I'll start with Whole Foods .

  • BeUtFullSoul

    IKR! lol

  • Ant Hill

    you probably smell like bacon grease too

  • TOO REAL

    That's been happening for years yet, you just noticing? Is it because of immigration?

  • Karen Brady

    Do you how FILTHY GERMY that cart is?

  • Karen Brady

    lol

  • Karen Brady

    lol.. true

  • Karen Brady

    lol

  • Japan310

    This is why I quit eating meat.