Varislintu wrote:I think people are supposed to not handle with bare hands. But it's a bit lax.
Pretty much this. We are not oblivious to the concept of cross-contamination, but when you have a line of 50 people waiting, you cut corners you wouldn't normally cut if there were 3 parallel lines, or only 10 people waiting.
For that matter, at my fast food job, we did receive a 7hr training on Food Safety and the HACCP procedures that are basically a flowchart of how to enforce Food Safety and document the steps you have to take every time.
I do think that despite everything wrong with that place, our kitchen takes food safety very seriously. Can't say the same about the cashiers though. The supervisor sprayed the Coca-Cola machine with ant-killer spray just two days ago. And I do mean the taps from which the drinks come out. Apparently no one died because of that, but it doesn't strike me as very safe.
Anyway, the place where most vendors will touch your food without gloves is at traditional festivals, where you have street food stands.
Also, clients are also a thing to worry about. I think most of us are not bothered to use the gloves and the gripper thingy they have at bakeries to grab our croissants and whatnot.