When getting food from a vending machine a good rule of thumb is to stick to buying items that are non-perishable. Food poisoning from vending machines in San Diego is a REAL PROBLEM and it has the potential to make people very sick.
A simple Snickers Candy Bar or a small bag of chips have, in some cases, been replaced by meats, dairy, even seafood! One vending machine that has come under fire for tainted food is called the Smart Butcher. The machine is packed with meats, steaks sausages and ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook meats. All items in these machines are priced very low – lower, in fact, than what you’d find at a supermarket.