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Canadian Carl’s Jr. Franchisee Barred from Handling Food in Own Restaurant for Health Violations

Jack Webb, a co-owner of a Carl’s Jr. franchise in Red Deer, Alberta, was barred from handling food in his own restaurant after videos of him violating safe food handling practices were passed on to Alberta Health Services (AHS), a province-wide health authority. The former general manager of the restaurant, Andrew Minnes, who shot the videos off the restaurant's CCTV, says that they were shown to the other co-owner who brushed them off, triggering Minnes' decision to pass them on to the authorities and go public.

Minnes, who had been the general manager at the restaurant from February 2015 to April 30, 2017, said he quit over a promotion dispute. AHS said they received the videos on August 8. They took action the next day, requiring Webb to stop handling food immediately.

Jack Webb was captured on in-store security video at the Red Deer restaurant without gloves, forearm deep in a large container, mixing a batch of barbecue sauce for Carl's Jr. burgers.

That was the first of no fewer than 10 food safety violations caught on video, which was exclusively obtained by CBC News.

Andrew Minnes, the former manager of the restaurant, blew the whistle on Webb to health authorities and CBC. — Carolyn Dunn, CBC News

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