Horrible California Law Says Chefs Must Wear Gloves
A California law forbidding skin/food contact started it’s six month roll out with the start of the new year. It is a horribly stupid regulation. California is soon going to be introduced to another law, the law of unintended consequences.
Gloves can also give a false sense of security. It’s easy to imagine a low level kitchen worker mopping the floor then standing in front of the hand washing station before moving on to chopping vegetables. “I don’t need to wash well, I’m just going to put gloves on.” He puts his gloves on, creating a hot moist environment inside where bacteria can grow and after a few hours one of the gloves tears without him realizing, spreading whatever nastiness was breading inside all over the vegetables.