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Old 07-08-2018, 09:55 PM
 
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I worked in the hospitality industry for 20+ years, serving, cooking, bartending, managing, you name it I've done it. Glove give a false sense of security. Unless the person wearing them changes then with each action they take, the gloves aren't keeping your food sanitary. If a person is wearing gloves and picks up a towel to wipe down the counter and doesn't change his gloves, or he brushes his hair back or picks up a roast beef and moves it out of the way to make your veggie sandwich and doesn't change his gloves, there is going to be cross contamination. The only thing gloves do is keep the person wearing them from having to wash their hands so many times during the day. BUT if they are wearing gloves they should be changing them as often as they would be washing their hands and I've never seen anyone do that. My perspective is that generally gloves are less sanitary than bare hands
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:00 PM
 
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I worked in the hospitality industry for 20+ years, serving, cooking, bartending, managing, you name it I've done it. Glove give a false sense of security. Unless the person wearing them changes then with each action they take, the gloves aren't keeping your food sanitary. If a person is wearing gloves and picks up a towel to wipe down the counter and doesn't change his gloves, or he brushes his hair back or picks up a roast beef and moves it out of the way to make your veggie sandwich and doesn't change his gloves, there is going to be cross contamination. The only thing gloves do is keep the person wearing them from having to wash their hands so many times during the day. BUT if they are wearing gloves they should be changing them as often as they would be washing their hands and I've never seen anyone do that. My perspective is that generally gloves are less sanitary than bare hands
Yes. Lacking gloves they need to wash their hands for their own sake! I see grocery clerks wearing gloves too, to protect their hands from germs, they are of no help to the customers. They could leave them germy all day for all they would be affected by it.
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:42 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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For that matter, just think of how raw produce is handled. Next time you buy some tomato for your salad and just casually rinse it off, are you really getting all of the germs and/or pesticides off? I don't think so. The human body is designed to resist a LOT of germs on foods, surfaces and in the air we breathe. I am not that worried.
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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For that matter, just think of how raw produce is handled. Next time you buy some tomato for your salad and just casually rinse it off, are you really getting all of the germs and/or pesticides off? I don't think so. The human body is designed to resist a LOT of germs on foods, surfaces and in the air we breathe. I am not that worried.
Plus, I believe, it is good for our bodies to be exposed to germs and dirt to keep our immune system working well. Not sure if it is scientifically backed, but I don't think we were meant to have everything we do be sterile.
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Plus, I believe, it is good for our bodies to be exposed to germs and dirt to keep our immune system working well. Not sure if it is scientifically backed, but I don't think we were meant to have everything we do be sterile.


Absolutely. and yes we are now seeing studies that show that kids who have grown up with their parents "purelling" them to death are having harder times resisting what use to be simple common stuff.

Your bodies antibodies build up after being exposed to the "cooties"


Instead of gloves I'd rather see tons of hand washing. separated work stations (raw meats, raw vegetables, etc) and proper storage of food.

You know how we're taught not to leave food "out"? things like that. If a restaurant prepares a dish totally safe and then lets it sit out at the wrong temperature, gloves or no gloves, you can get sick.
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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No, actually I never understood the wearing of gloves. Don't diseases spread just as easily on them?
My thoughts as well. Think of all the years plastic gloves were not even available. If anything I am more concerned about all the plastic that may be hurting our lakes and rivers
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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I have worked in restaurants, I am not particularly concerned with people wearing gloves when they prepare food. I'm much more concerned about waitstaff being visibly ill and handling my food *after* it has been cooked.
This.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:25 PM
 
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You mean like you with your paranoia about 'big pharma' making money from the products they sell and insisting that they really just want to keep everybody sick? Amazing. Such inconsistency calls rationality into question.

I have worked in restaurants, I am not particularly concerned with people wearing gloves when they prepare food. I'm much more concerned about waitstaff being visibly ill and handling my food *after* it has been cooked.
The guy selling me sushi has an economic interest in NOT making me sick because he wants me to come back to buy his sushi again.

But the pharmaceutical companies DO have a vested interest in keeping people sick so that they keep buying "medicine", just like the hospitals have a vested interest in keeping you coming back for more and more "tests", follow ups, and unnecessary treatments. The doctors seem to like to push pills too.

And who is arguing about keeping visibly sick waitstaff at work? No one, seems like you brought that one up.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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The guy selling me sushi has an economic interest in NOT making me sick because he wants me to come back to buy his sushi again.

But the pharmaceutical companies DO have a vested interest in keeping people sick so that they keep buying "medicine", just like the hospitals have a vested interest in keeping you coming back for more and more "tests", follow ups, and unnecessary treatments. The doctors seem to like to push pills too.

And who is arguing about keeping visibly sick waitstaff at work? No one, seems like you brought that one up.

We just found out that people do not have to be visibly sick to spread the flu: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320690.php. So it is possible that food handlers, that look and feel healthy, are not healthy.

Pharmaceutical companies DO NOT have a vested interest in keeping people sick. Our FDA constantly monitors the effectiveness of their medications and safety. Plus anybody can report any problems with the medications and that will launch an investigation. Not protecting the public is one quick way to go out of business.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:13 PM
 
Location: OHIO
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And who is arguing about keeping visibly sick waitstaff at work? No one, seems like you brought that one up.

Norovirus (stomach bug) is the leading cause of illness and outbreaks from contaminated food in the United States and infected food workers are frequently the source of the outbreaks. They could take one day off and come back the next day, look "fine", and still be spreading the germs onto your food, cups, utensils, etc.


So you don't even have to be visibly sick.
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