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Old Yesterday, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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I think I'm the complete opposite of you. If I see people using gloves in food prep I worry that they don't wash their hands between handling different foods because of the gloves. Too afraid they aren't washing their hands enough or changing their gloves every time they switch products.

I've found that you really just have to accept the risk eating out. I know it's just my own experience; but I've gotten sick at more "refined" places vs the typical taco truck or sushi place. Funny enough two places I always get sick at (and heard of the most people getting sick at for chains) are Chipotle and Subway; and I know both have had tons of issues in the past with having bad products and food handling issues so obviously those gloves only do so well. And I used to work in a Subway and can tell you that many of the franchises have questionable standards behind the glass if the owner doesn't care.
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Old Yesterday, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Don't bother me in the least

If the food isn't fully cooked; it bothers me. There is always the chance that a food preparer has Hepatitis A or worse: Should Food Workers be Required to Receive the Hepatitis A Vaccine? | Food Poison Journal. I like to have cold sandwiches (even hot sandwiches if they are served in a cold bun or on bread/hoagie) or salads prepared by employees in disposable gloves and I like to see those gloves removed when they touch money. Then new gloves put on when they start preparing the next order.

However, if the food will be cooked at high heat for at least fifteen minutes; then I am not as concerned.

The extra step of disposable gloves demonstrates to customers that the restaurant cares about the health of their customers.
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Old Yesterday, 12:15 PM
 
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When I see chefs on TV mixing ingredients with bare hands it makes me want to barf. How about not just washing your hands but putting on a pair of single use disposble food gloves? They come in a box like sandwich bags.
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Old Yesterday, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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When I see chefs on TV mixing ingredients with bare hands it makes me want to barf. How about not just washing your hands but putting on a pair of single use disposble food gloves? They come in a box like sandwich bags.
My mother and aunts cooked their foods for decades without gloves....I'm sure all the Italians and Poles use gloves in their countries and Ireland and France and and and!!!!!! NOT
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Old Yesterday, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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My mother and aunts cooked their foods for decades without gloves....I'm sure all the Italians and Poles use gloves in their countries and Ireland and France and and and!!!!!! NOT

But that was before we knew as much as we do now!
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Old Yesterday, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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But that was before we knew as much as we do now!
Maybe we know all the stuff we don't need to know. I still don't use gloves to cook and never will.

And I've been eating in restaurants run by all those 3rd world people and have had no issues and don't worry about this. Keep my immune system healthy with what I do.
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Old Yesterday, 12:42 PM
 
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Hands, gloves. Not sure it matters. Next time you eat out, imagine where your cooks, servers and dishwashers slept last night.

Then stock up on TV dinners.
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Old Yesterday, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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When I see chefs on TV mixing ingredients with bare hands it makes me want to barf. How about not just washing your hands but putting on a pair of single use disposble food gloves? They come in a box like sandwich bags.
So to mix ground meat to make a meatloaf you use gloves??? More and more plastic huh?
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Old Yesterday, 01:15 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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What bothers me are sandwich places where the employee (wearing gloves) makes your sandwich, then walks to the cash register, takes your money, gives you change, then goes back to start another sandwich. The gloves are never changed.
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Old Yesterday, 01:34 PM
 
Location: equator
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Anyone who has worked in a restaurant knows several people are touching, poking and prodding your food. Without gloves. Then the harried server has to touch your money as well. No time in between for that 20-second hot water wash and scrubbed nails----LOL.

Handling raw meat was the only time I saw gloves used----reality check!
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