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What becomes of all that food?

So when they are presenting, say muffins or bagels, and they have every flavor under the sun on display, what do they do with all of the extras after the presentation? Or meat....all of that cooked and ready-to-eat meat sitting out in the open during the presentation. Do they toss it? Do they give it to staffers to take home? Every food item they present displays enough food to feed a small army!
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Re: What becomes of all that food?

Great question. Don't have the foggiest.

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Re: What becomes of all that food?

I would think that everything was prepared many hours ago & has been sitting under the studio lights for a while.... that & the fact that everybody was touching/squeezing it makes it unsafe to eat.
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Re: What becomes of all that food?

It does not go to waste Im sure. Its most likely eaten by the crew and staff. A lot of it is still hot and fresh, it can be made ahead of time, refridgerated and then cooked, baked, etc for the show.

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Re: What becomes of all that food?

I think they do throw it out because they use the same things for every presentation and it is unsanitary.

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Re: What becomes of all that food?

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@DashhMany years ago I went on the QVC All Access Tour.

Included in the tour was a stop in the QVC Kitchen. This is where the food is prepped for on air presentations. The person in charge said that everyone is curious about what happens to all the food after it is on air. He said it has been sitting out for hours under the lights and most of it is not edible. He also said that some of it is styled to be under the lights, coated so it looks good.

Very little of it is edible. Some of the crew/staff ask if any of it is still edible. If it is they can have it, but very little actually is.

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Re: What becomes of all that food?

I have wondered the same thing. I think they throw it out and consider it cost of doing business. But, I don't know.

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Re: What becomes of all that food?

One of the many reasons I have never/would never buy food from TV. What a waste if all that stuff is thrown out!!!

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Re: What becomes of all that food?

What happens to the food is likely repeated on every cruise ship in the world, at every buffet, in every casino or hotel, etc. After sitting about 4 hours, all the food is deemed inedible and responsible companies discard it.

I've seen this question often on these Forums, but not once have I read a post in which the writer suggests she would volunteer to eat the food or feed it to her own family if she worked at one of these establishments.

I've had food poisoning once in my long life - most likely from eating the last shrimp on a picnic platter. Let me say now - I wouldn't touch that display food or feed it to anyone else!

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Re: What becomes of all that food?

@January121I gree all the food should be tossed. What a waste!