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Employees wearing gloves

Tonya

New Member
The other day I went inside a restaurant & thought I'd order, and to my surprise the employees were not wearing any gloves & preparing food. I find it very unsanitary and is a bit of a turn-off towards fast food or restaurants altogether, how do people put up with this sort of thing?
 
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Bliss

Sally Twit
Do you wear gloves when you prepare food?

So long as they wash their hands before preparing food I don't see the problem.
The top chef's you see on TV don't wear gloves and nobody complains.
 

LifeinthePond

Mark ov teh Pond
Well, I've worked in three kitchens before.

1. Mc. Donalds (lol)
2. Casino bar & grill one.
3. Coffee house.

And I can tel you now, nobody wears gloves. They are annoying and completely unnecessary. Gloves are only worn when PREPPING food, not assembling.

Most kitchens have a strict hand-washing code, do it every 15 minutes or so - it really depends on how sensitive your skin is. Because the wrong kind of sanitizer used on your hands so much through out the day does more harm than good. I've seen it.

Hope that helps.
 

Merc

Problematic Shitlord
V.I.P.
Do you wear gloves when you prepare food?

So long as they wash their hands before preparing food I don't see the problem.
The top chef's you see on TV don't wear gloves and nobody complains.
I hardly doubt reality TV is a good place to take lessons on safety and sanity from. Nevertheless, gloves are great in theory since sanity more often than not seems to go beyond common thoughts of the average fast food employee. I think as long as they're worn during prep you should be good.
 

Dabs

Registered Member
The other day I went inside a restaurant & thought I'd order, and to my surprise the employees were not wearing any gloves & preparing food. I find it very unsanitary and is a bit of a turn-off towards fast food or restaurants altogether, how do people put up with this sort of thing?

I guess most people like to feel they can trust the employees and that they have washed their hands before preparations and such. If everyone who walked into a restaurant, saw an employee not wearing gloves, and then turned around and walked out, I'm thinking no restaurants would get any business.
I was wondering tho, you walked inside a restaurant...and thought you would order?? :lol: Why else were you there? (just curious).
 

BigBob

Registered Member
It doesn't bother me at all. As long as they wash their hands before messing with the food, I have no problem. Like someone said, do you wash your hands before you cook? It's the same as if someone else is making my food. Whenever I make my own food, I'm probably more unsanitary then them.
 

Nevyrmoore

AKA Ass-Bandit
Nevertheless, gloves are great in theory...
Until you realise that the person wearing the gloves would actually have to either (a) start washing the gloves every so often, or (b) change gloves every so often. Gloves can become just as unhygienic as bare hands. Washing your hands regularly is more than likely going to be just as effective as wearing gloves when needed.
 

Pugz

Ms. Malone
V.I.P.
My mum and aunt have worked with food together, they were constantly washing their hands.

I'd imagine gloves would cause more cross contamination, like using the same chopping board and knife, which is supposed to be used for one thing, being used for something else too.
 

ATARIGUY

Beermister
I worked in a restaurant for 18 years and we never wore gloves however where I currently work I have no choice as I work in the meat dept. and the deli dept. of a grocery store.
 

Crouton

Ninja
V.I.P.
Gloves can often makes these situations worse. People have to wash their hands, and a clean hand is usually cleaner than a glove.
 
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