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California bartenders must now wear GLOVES under new state law
Daily Mail (UK) ^

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'.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: alcohol; la; losangles; nannystate
Plastic bags at the supermarket are wasteful, using gloves to hold a liquor bottle and ice scoop isn't. Got it.
1 posted on 01/16/2014 1:59:40 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04
Where's the precedent setting case where some shlub contracted HIV from a barkeep ?

Probably in the same book as the peanut poisoned airline flyer or the electrocuted hair dryer in the tub.

2 posted on 01/16/2014 2:03:27 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: matt04

Wow - there are more rules for serving food in Ca than there are for entering the country. :)


3 posted on 01/16/2014 2:04:51 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: matt04

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.”


4 posted on 01/16/2014 2:05:17 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: matt04

They need to ban the towel that’s been everywhere.


5 posted on 01/16/2014 2:08:27 PM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: matt04

"Germaphobe. I know what that's about."


6 posted on 01/16/2014 2:09:29 PM PST by FredZarguna (Das is nicht richtig nur falsch. Das ist nicht einmal falsch.)
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To: matt04

California is becoming a case study in one reason why civilizations collapse.

The rest of the country is not far behind.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 2:09:48 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: matt04

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.


8 posted on 01/16/2014 2:11:44 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: matt04

How they gonna pick their noses now?


9 posted on 01/16/2014 2:13:37 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: matt04
The plan is to make life so expensive for the peasants that they can no longer afford it.
10 posted on 01/16/2014 2:14:12 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: matt04
Might as well just permanently wrap everybody in latex or plastic.

Of course, that creates even more bacteria.

Dumba$$es.

11 posted on 01/16/2014 2:16:19 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: matt04

I think everyone should be required to wear gloves when they poop.


12 posted on 01/16/2014 2:17:34 PM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: matt04

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.


13 posted on 01/16/2014 2:18:00 PM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: matt04

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.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 2:19:40 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: matt04

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.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 2:30:57 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Iron Munro; matt04

These machines are for sale.

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16 posted on 01/16/2014 2:34:56 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: matt04

Gloves hold germs just like human hands!Will they change after every drink?INSANITY!


17 posted on 01/16/2014 2:51:41 PM PST by plainshame
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To: matt04
B T T T ! ! ! ©

18 posted on 01/16/2014 2:52:25 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: FredZarguna

LOL. Putty

...her slippers have me running for the fosanex


19 posted on 01/16/2014 2:55:24 PM PST by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: matt04

Future headline:

Hundreds of Bartenders Leave LA: Legislators Baffled


20 posted on 01/16/2014 3:10:10 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Iron Munro
*California is becoming a case study in one reason why civilizations collapse.*

California is filled with the Eloi people.

The politicians are the Morlocks.

21 posted on 01/16/2014 3:11:11 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Zeneta

“The Inebriator” LOL!


22 posted on 01/16/2014 3:17:46 PM PST by Drew68
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To: layman

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
like yesterday.


23 posted on 01/16/2014 3:22:42 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: matt04

Wait until they have to wear hair webs and sterile garb —


24 posted on 01/16/2014 3:26:27 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: matt04
The maraschino cherry stains are gonna look mighty purty on the gloves.....along with the Dago red droplets.....

Leni

25 posted on 01/16/2014 3:30:57 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: knarf

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...


26 posted on 01/16/2014 3:33:55 PM PST by jimsin
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To: Ramius
"A bartender that washes hands frequently is far safer than one that puts on a pair of gloves and wears them all day."

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?

27 posted on 01/16/2014 3:39:45 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: matt04

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.


28 posted on 01/16/2014 3:49:43 PM PST by RonInNaples
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To: RonInNaples
And here I thought ALCOHOL was a disinfectant!
29 posted on 01/16/2014 4:03:11 PM PST by justrepublican (Screaming a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: matt04

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.


30 posted on 01/16/2014 4:04:49 PM PST by Missouri gal
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To: matt04

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.


31 posted on 01/16/2014 7:08:58 PM PST by digdem
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To: ProudFossil
Yummy.

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.

32 posted on 01/16/2014 7:51:38 PM PST by roadcat
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To: matt04

According to my great-grandmother “You have to eat a peck of dirt before you die.”


33 posted on 01/16/2014 7:59:12 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: matt04

I kinda like when Ruby (my favorite bartender) uses her fingers! It gets me ALL stirred up, so to speak.


34 posted on 01/16/2014 8:04:33 PM PST by FlyFisher
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