Skip to comments.California chefs, bartenders may win back right to touch your food with their bare hands
Posted on 06/30/2014 9:03:59 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
It looks like California chefs, bartenders and deli workers might be able to take off those hated rubber gloves.
Gov. Jerry Brown was presented Thursday with AB2130 -- a "do-over" bill would repeal a law requiring those handling food that goes directly to diners wear gloves and mandating that they change those gloves with every new plate or fruit garnish on a drink.
The law took effect in January, but following a backlash from the public and the foodservice industry, the state legislature voted to repeal the ban.
"We're grateful the assemblyman was willing to roll (the bill) back, hit pause and restart the process from the beginning," Angie Pappas, a spokeswoman for the California Restaurant Association told the San Francisco Chronicle.
Pappas says shes confident that Brown will sign the bill.
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Repealing the Nanny State PING!
If any state needs their food servers to have gloves on, it’s California
Thanks for the ping!
I agree. Especially with the diseases that are crossing over the border into CA.
California, so many things need fixing, and this is what the brain trusts in Sacramento focus on.
“...mandating that they change those gloves with every new plate or fruit garnish on a drink.”
That part is ridiculous. They need to STOP with all this nonsense. We have some real problems in this country, stop worrying about sodas and maraschino cherries!
>> and this is what the brain trusts in Sacramento focus on.
LOL< if we’re not dead yet, we ain’t gonna die from this problem.
The Calif. food industry is infested with homos, and Hawaii is not much better.
Not sure about in the kitchens, but the servers are all too often homo. Either that or they have so many piercings it makes your skin crawl.
At least alcohol kills most bugs.
But order a virgin anything and I'm sorry, but can't help you.
Then again, what is "virgin" in California, except for olive oil?
The children have already been "touched" by their public school teachers.
The elite liberals heard from their sushi chefs and presto, the law’s repealed. Since the idiotic plastic bag ban only makes life more difficult for the poor and middle though, it stands!
I’ve worked in the food service industry. I hate gloves, they may make the customers feel good but that’s about it. I always get on people about proper hand washing.
Think about cooking at home, you handle raw chicken and feel the raw chicken juices on you hand. You wash you hands before moving on. With gloves, you don’t feel that and for many they keep on working, cross-contaminating everything as they go.
I have seen people empty trash cans, and come back wearing the same gloves as they used to empty the trash and continue to work. When I confronted them, they said they had gloves on so it was fine. But hey, the customer saw the person who made their salad wearing gloves, so it was sanitary, right?
It’s about using them right. I’ve seen kitchens where cooks scraped their spatulas off on the side of garbage cans and then kept right on a-cookin’.
I don’t want anybody in Californication touching anything I eat. Ever.
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I’m surprised they would allow such a waste of resources — all the landfill garbage from a million gloves, fake-global warming, so on.
I always wash my hands before cooking something, and I always wash after handling raw eggs. Easy peasy.
Yeah. SF Gay Pride parade or some such. I searched for something a bit more, er...more depraved?
Stoopitest law evuh....
Did California have a norovirus problem recently? If so, please, 24-48 hours of incubation followed by an additional 24-48 hours of vomitting and diarrhea, and not much else to eat/drink but crackers and either gatorade or ginger ale in small portions is annoying. But it’s largely preventable if you notify your boss that you have such sickness, and if you actually wash your hands.
Where I worked food service during my college time, your supervisors deservedly are real sticklers about hand washing, because so many diseases that people can get can get drastically reduced in the spread just by washing your hands, not to mention the food poisoning germs as well.