A raw meat shipment to a Chinatown food retailer in Hawaii was reportedly wilfully fed it to clientele after it fell 'skin-down' on the sidewalk.
The Department of Health (DOH) was informed of the incident by a passerby who took a photo of the meat on the sidewalk and contacted the organization.
By the time the DOH arrived, the meat had already been served to customers.
Chun's Meat Market - the offending retailer - had the right to refuse the evidently soiled product, but accepted it anyway, cooking it and cleaning it before selling it to patrons.
The employees were then reportedly 'educated' by DOH workers on better practices.
The business is still in operation.
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