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McDonalds Hamburgers Complaint - Health issue

Review by Consumer on 2011-07-15
Would like to know why Mc Donalds employees do not wear gloves and hair coverage, at all locations I have visted lots of them. With all the Health problems now days we should be more careful. I think Health Dept. should check a lot of these fast food places
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2011-07-16
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-07-15:
Consumer - good question, and the answer is that they are not required to wear gloves or hairnets. They are however, required to have clean hands or use utensils. The DOH does indeed routinely inspect restaurants.
Posted by leet60 on 2011-07-15:
The requirement will vary by the regulations in your location. In general it has been found over time that the use of hairnets had little effect on stray hairs entering food, most places have regulations for "head coverings" which is often interpeted as a hat. As for gloves, unless gloves are single use, and changed each time a different food item is touched they are ineffective. Hand washing is just as effective as gloves if done properly.

I cannot begin to tell you the things I witnessed working in food preperation that people wearing gloves did and then touched the food.
Posted by madconsumer on 2011-07-15:
hairnets and gloves give false security. in one study that was done in a secured closed laboratory, pubic hair was the one hair most found when investigating hair fall. shocking to say the least.
Posted by Starlord on 2011-07-16:
The simple reason you do not see a uniform use of gloves or hair coverings is that different boards of health have different requirements, depending on the county or city. I agree with leet, as I have also seen people with gloves do everything people without gloves could do. Seeing someone wipe their nose with a glove on does not instill one with confidence. I would much ratehr see people washing their hands often than depend on the fake security of a plastic glove.

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