Friday, October 23

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FreshCo implements sanitization changes after viral video, TPH investigation – The Canadian News

Grocery chain FreshCo says all store cleaning and sanitization is now being done by their in-house team, after a third-party service provider was seen spitting on a rag to clean grocery baskets in a viral video last week. In a story brought to you first by CityNews, a local resident captured the incident on video on July 5 at the store’s location on Bathurst and Nassau streets. “I couldn’t believe that. I was in shock…I feel sick,” said Marta Alessandra Casimiro, at the time, adding that her concerns were dismissed by the franchise manager when she complained. Sobeys, FreshCo’s parent company, strongly condemned the cleaner’s behaviour and said he was from a third-party provider and was suspended immediately. CityNews reached out to Sobeys again to find out what change...
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EXCLUSIVE: Cleaner seen ‘spit shining’ shopping baskets at Toronto FreshCo – CityNews Toronto

A Toronto woman says she was left shocked and disgusted after she saw a cleaner at a grocery store spitting on a towel and then wiping down grocery baskets with it. The incident was recorded on July 5 at a FreshCo location on Bathurst and Nassau. In the video exclusively obtained by CityNews, a cleaner is seen using a small white towel to wipe down baskets. At one point, he appears to spit into the towel and continues wiping down the baskets. “I couldn’t believe that. I was in shock…I feel sick,” says Marta Casimiro, the customer who recorded the video. She adds that the cleaner continued on to wipe down grocery carts with the same towel as well. Marta tells CityNews she first began recording because she noticed the baskets were very dirty when she entered the store. S...