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post #16 of 57
I too think a lot of that is TV, you so often see chefs tasting their stuff with their fingers and sometimes using a spoon over and over!

If I am cooking for me, I might do that, but just out of habbit I have a cup with spoons, close to the stove and I use one the those, my DH and D-Boys's do the same.

I agree that hair nets would not be overly attactive on TV.

Oh well!

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post #17 of 57
[quote="homecook"]I think it's TV, so...whatever... icon_rolleyes.gif

But, am I the only one who'd like to see Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray, or Paula Dean in a hairnet...?

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Martha in a hairnet?!!! icon_confused.gificon_razz.gificon_lol.gif

I'm by no means OCD other than when I'm cooking. My kids have eaten candy, cheerios etc off the floor (before I could stop them) I didn't freak out, but when it comes to money - OH yeah I'm anal about it. You might as well lick the floor of the mens room in a sporting arena.
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post #18 of 57
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You might as well lick the floor of the mens room in a sporting arena.



Gaaaaahhhhhhhhh! I am laughing so hard, but gagging at the same time!! I saw some show on TV and they talked about the percentage of money in circulation that has... well... how to put this... 'bathroom product' on it. icon_redface.gif If I go through drive through and eat in the car, I always have hand wipes with me... I will not touch food after money for any reason!
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post #19 of 57
My good friend - who is a prime candidate for OCD diagnosis was telling me about that show. I always think of all those studies they do of people who don't wash there hands after they go to the bathroom. Those same people have handled your money.

As far as hairnets go though, there are lots of other things floating in the air that are going to settle on your food long after the guy making it is done with it.
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post #20 of 57
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theglove thing you see at the front counter in a sales/food environment I THINK has more to do with the fact that they are handling food AND are handling cash. They are supposed to take the gloves off to handle cash.



I can tell you in my state, if a health inspector walks into my kitchen and sees someone touching food without gloves, it's a big bad no-no. There is no cash register in my facility ..... we're not a walk-in bakery. When I set up a buffet, things like rolls get refilled with gloves or tongs. No touching the food with bare hands. Anytime. Anywhere. Under any circumstances.
post #21 of 57
In my state gloves are only required if you are serving food. I did work in a cheese processing plant once, and hairnets were required there, but in any facility that is just preparing and serving food, it isn't. Not even in the schools.

My inspector said nothing is required by law, but to just use good judgement on hair restraints and handwashing. For me that means a ponytail or hat. I never wear gloves unless I'm coloring fondant, and that's only to keep my hands from getting stained. They aren't required at all.
post #22 of 57
judybee, that is so interesting to learn of the differences! Sometimes, don't you just wonder at the "logic" of govt entities when they make these rules? I mean, how come it's "dangerous" to touch food if serve a sandwich to a person, but it's NOT "dangerous" if you're in the back room making the sandwich. icon_confused.gif

Sometimes I find the gloves to be so cumbersome because there are some things that I measure the doneness or the consistency or just to know if it's "right" or not by touch.
post #23 of 57
I wear my hair pulled up in a bun and also have a hat on while baking as well as use gloves. I wash my hands till they crack too. I also take my chefs coat off before I go to the bathroom that way I don't ever risk it touching anything. I wash my hands after using the bathroom and once again before I begin working. I have even worn face masks when making orders--just in case. Yes, I'm OCD, I know I am. But in the food industry--better safe than sorry- You'd be suprised how many people won't touch others peoples food at dinners but will eat mine because they know I'm parinoid. icon_lol.gif
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post #24 of 57
I thought I was old fashion because I will still wear a hairnet to bake.

25 yrs. ago when I worked in a meat house we had to wear hair nets. I can't even tell you the last time I've seen someone wear one.

I am suprised you can even buy them anymore.
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post #25 of 57
I made a comment about the hands being all over the cake, fondant, etc. and the hair hanging in the girls' faces on Ace of Cakes once on here and I thought there was going to be a lynch mob come after me so I refrain from my opinions on that show. tapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.gif

Not only would I not like to see Martha Stewart in a hair net, I would not like to see Martha Stewart period! icon_lol.gif

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post #26 of 57
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theglove thing you see at the front counter in a sales/food environment I THINK has more to do with the fact that they are handling food AND are handling cash. They are supposed to take the gloves off to handle cash.



Money is one of the dirtiest things on the planet and I can't tell you how angry I get when the person behind the counter leaves the gloves on to handle the cash, then handles the food with the same gloves. I won't take it. I'm sorry, the gloves are not there to keep your hands clean in that situation... they are meant for MY protection! Hehehehe! Ok, don't slap me... it's just my OCD issue with cleanliness. icon_lol.gif



ack! I know what you mean! I went to a fast-food place once and there was one person in there making sandwiches and taking money...not changing gloves or washing hands between. I stopped going to that particular one after that. gross!

oh and this lady who sold sausages at the farmers market last year used to come buy stuff at our bakery booth and she'd be paying us and such and still be wearing her gloves! Then she'd go back and start cooking. Ewww, I never got sausage from them after that!

In my state, you're not required to wear gloves before baking but after things are done being cooked, you're supposed to wear them. We can choose to wear a hat but I find a hairnet easier to deal with and they're really cheap. I figure that if someone sees me in my hairnet, at least they know I'm concerned about the food safety.
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post #27 of 57
Now I'm not saying this applies in Duff's situation, but for Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart, and Paula Deen, these womens' shows are for demonstrating how to cook dinner in your own home. It's not the same as preparing and serving in a restaurant. The health department doesn't care if you cook your own family's dinner in the nude! Ya know?
post #28 of 57
I saw an episode of Emeril one time where he was making fun of "The Chicken Police" and he made a big production out of putting on a plastic glove to handle raw chicken. Gawd it was funny! I think the glove was 2 sizes too small and he may have had 2 fingers in one slot! He commented something about how we should be careful because someday the chicken police will follow us home from the grocery to make sure we handle this dangerous bird properly!

Wearing gloves or not wearing gloves is one of those things that, to me, is symbolic. You've got to have the good habits to start with. So someone wears a glove .... how does that stop them from scratching their head or picking their nose or scratching their butt with the glove ON and then going right back to preparing my food?
post #29 of 57
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Wearing gloves or not wearing gloves is one of those things that, to me, is symbolic. You've got to have the good habits to start with. So someone wears a glove .... how does that stop them from scratching their head or picking their nose or scratching their butt with the glove ON and then going right back to preparing my food?



Amen!

I have seen studies that consistently show that food-handlers who wear gloves have much nastier habits than food handlers who don't.

Personally, I hate seeing food handlers with gloves on - especially latex gloves. Latex gloves ought to be outlawed from food places. My husband has a life-threatening allergy to latex, and gloves are the worst! Of course, those who take money should not also be handling food. That always reminds me of the cooked shrimp and seafood that is placed alongside the raw seafood in the seafood cases at grocery stores. icon_confused.gif Gross!

A freshly-washed pair of hands touches all of my cakes, icings, and fondant. I could not work with fondant wearing gloves!
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post #30 of 57
And I remember the days when nothing was gross the word didn't exist.
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