Two San Francisco health inspectors have been busted for giving restaurants fake food safety manager certification in exchange for a bribe of between $100-$200. Restaurants in California must employ someone who has the certification — which tests knowledge of food storage temperatures, sanitation practices and the like — and it seems hundreds of San Francisco establishments chose the fake certificate over the real thing.
The real certificate, by the way, costs $60 every five years, with an extra $70 if you want to take a training class. Sounds like a better deal to just get the authentic certificate? Anyway, the fake certificates have been invalidated and the inspectors are facing jail time for their scheme.
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San Francisco Department of Public Health. [Photo: kafka4prez / Flickr]