Most Restaurant Workers Go to Work When They’re Sick: Report

October 20, 2015

Surprised? You shouldn’t be.

There’s a good chance that the last restaurant meal you ate was touched at some point by a sick person. Gross, yes — but also an unfortunate reality of the industry. A new survey of food workers found that a vast majority of them reported working while they’re ill, reports NPR.

1,200 people were polled for the survey, which included not only restaurant workers but also people who work at slaughter houses, food processing plants, dairies, bakeries, grocery store delis, and more — anyone who’s on the front lines of the food industry getting their hands dirty, so to…