Skip to comments.California bartenders must now wear GLOVES under new state law
Posted on 01/16/2014 1:59:40 PM PST by matt04
Los Angeles bartenders have been told they must wear gloves when making drinks from now on, thanks to the introduction of a new food safety law.
Like chefs, bartenders have to wear gloves or use other utensils and are not allowed to touch ice, fruit garnishes or anything else that goes directly into your glass.
Changes to the California Retail Food Code went into effect at the beginning of 2014.
Chefs have also been banned from touching certain foods with their bare hands including sushi, bread, deli meats and fresh fruit and vegetables.
Bartender Matthew Biancaniello says he has experimented with gloves in the past.
'I felt really suffocated by it,' he told the LA times. 'I'm always touching any kind of herbs from my garden, touching persimmons to feel for their plumpness or softness. But the gloves thing, even when I go to buffets and see it, I flinch a little and think 'hospital.'
In the kitchen, chefs have called the new law 'ineffective and wasteful'.
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Probably in the same book as the peanut poisoned airline flyer or the electrocuted hair dryer in the tub.
Wow - there are more rules for serving food in Ca than there are for entering the country. :)
Yesterday somebody handed me a piece of banana bread. Then he said, “I’m sorry, I should have let you take it.” I said, “According to ‘A short history of nearly everything’ a 150 pound man is carrying 5 pounds of bacteria. Because bacteria are so much smaller we each have more bacterial cells traveling with us than we have human cells. If you gave me a tiny amount of bacteria I haven’t been exposed to yet, then thank you for the gift. You have helped me develop immunity.”
They need to ban the towel that’s been everywhere.
"Germaphobe. I know what that's about."
California is becoming a case study in one reason why civilizations collapse.
The rest of the country is not far behind.
Unless they change gloves after every drink, the law does nothing... And is probably worse than before. A bartender that washes hands frequently is far safer than one that puts on a pair of gloves and wears them all day.
How they gonna pick their noses now?
Of course, that creates even more bacteria.
I think everyone should be required to wear gloves when they poop.
I have always been surprised at patrons in restaurants who constantly stress having the dishes and wait staff be absolutely disinfected. These same patrons will sit at the table, unwrap their napkin from the silverware and THEN PUT THAT SILVERWARE ON THE TABLE which has just been wiped down with the “towel” that has been used on other tables, chairs, decorations, etc., etc. They do this while they wait for their food so that fork and spoon gets to collect all kinds of things before they are used. Yummy.
In many bars and restaurants empty 5 gallon buckets are used to bring ice from the ice machine to the ice well where it is used in sodas and mixed drrinks.
The buckets are set on the floor at various times during the operation - when being filled, etc.
That is the same floor where people walk after walking in the rest rooms etc.
Then the buckets are often stored one inside the other - the dirty bottom of one inside the clean interior of another.
Keep an eye on it the next time you are in a bar or place where fountain drinks are served.
So... Are the illegal immigrants that pick the lemons, limes, and cherries, be required to wear gloves when handling the fruit?
I feel safer already.
Gloves hold germs just like human hands!Will they change after every drink?INSANITY!
...her slippers have me running for the fosanex
Hundreds of Bartenders Leave LA: Legislators Baffled
California is filled with the Eloi people.
The politicians are the Morlocks.
“The Inebriator” LOL!
Speaking of California.........when I moved into my town I was six and
my bestest buddy was seven. Mike taught me my first put-down joke.
Getting off the school bus coming home he called to 8yr old Pam,
“Hey, what hand do you wipe your butt with? “ Annoyed.Pam retorted,
“My right!” Without missing a beat Mikey yells back, “Woooooo,yyy
uuuccckkkk. Most people use toilet paper!” It was 1957 and it seems
Wait until they have to wear hair webs and sterile garb —
AND WHAT ABOUT THAT DEADLY ALAR...FLAP....
I SAY, WE NEED TO PROTECK OUR CITIES WITH AS MUCH TOMFOOLERY AS IT TAKES....GOV MBEAM AND HIS BAND OF SAFETY SLEUTHS KNOW WHUT THEY’RE ADOIN JUST STAND BACK AND UP SHUT..ALREADY.
I RELEASE THE BALANCE OF MY TIME...
Ayup. As soon as he's touched something outside the "sterile field" gloves don't mean squat.
I've had to leave the OR and re-scrub over this.
One turn of a sink knob and the gloves are way filthier than simply washing hands and turning it off with a paper towel.
Don't get me started on the bacteria on banana peels and orange rinds.
Do you think that the field hands who picked them were wearing gloves?
Or did they take a dump in a porta-potty and get back to grabbing?
Remember the ecoli found in vegetables?
Guess where ecoli likes to live?
So the beer-tender has to use gloves when touching fruit? So my lime in my bottle of Corona is sterile? Or the orange in my Blue Moon?
But what if the beer-tender touches dirty, filthy money with his/her gloved hand prior to touching my beer-enhancing fruit? Can you imagine how many gloves every beer-tender will go through on a shift? And, tell me, the drunks will pay attention to glove changes while bellowing for the beer-tender to hurry up with their drink.
Got it. OK. Yeah surefine.
Actually, this one makes a lot of sense to me as a researcher in a hospital. Just saw the stats on serious disease pathogens walking around on cell phones. Now, when I think about going to a bar in the syphilis capital of the world, I hardly want to go in, much less breathe the air there, much less let some gay guy mix me a drink there.
Facts sink in slowly for liberals. This one shows they’re starting to get it.
Won’t be long that restaurants and bars are out of business and the govt will be delivering your meals to your door or you wall have to attend a govt cafeteria where delivers/servers will be wearing haz-mat suits.
Not just forks on the table. Patrons also handle menu cards that dozens or hundreds of previous customers handled. My wife always brings a bottle of disinfectant gel to cleanse our hands before we eat. She also uses hot tea to wipe her cup and utensils. It must work, because we rarely get sick when eating out.
According to my great-grandmother “You have to eat a peck of dirt before you die.”
I kinda like when Ruby (my favorite bartender) uses her fingers! It gets me ALL stirred up, so to speak.
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