Helping yourself to Food on Wrecked Semi Trailers can be sickening

Have you ever thought about what happens to food that is on a wrecked semi? And have you ever been tempted to raid the trailer and take items home? First you need to remember that those items belong to someone else and if you take items from the wreck without permission it’s considered stealing. Second, you need to think about food safety. Environmental Director at the Laclede County Health Department, Donnie Meyers says the food on the wrecked trailers could be contaminated…..

In addition, the semi truck could leak fuel into the trailer, and there are other contaminates that could be hazardous to your health. Also, if the wrecked trailer contains frozen food, remember colonies of bacteria that cause foodborne illness can double in 20 minutes when the food is exposed to temperatures above 41 degrees.