Ciro's Pizza - Making Pizza

Blowing on My Pizza - Complaint
Review by robridingbike on 2012-05-08
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MT. SIDNEY, VIRGINIA -- Walked in Ciro's pizza in mt. Sidney Virginia. Standing at counter to place my order, & a guy was making a supreme pizza. Another guy walks up, picks up edge of pizza with his bare hand (meaning NO gloves), n proceeds to blow on it!! I looked at them in disbelief and walked out! Is this allowed?? Then went to Ciro's in Verona Virginia and asked the nephew of the owner if this was common. He said "oh yeah, we do it all the time so they don't stick" Does the health codes allow this?!?
Comments:16 Replies - Latest reply on 2012-05-08
Posted by T on 2012-05-08:
I blew on food once when I was a food preparer/handler. Fortunately a colleague saw it and clocked me upside of the head. I never did THAT with the food again...
Posted by D. on 2012-05-08:
What was he referring to when he said, 'So it doesn't stick' ???
Posted by Slimjim on 2012-05-08:
I get the no gloves. in fact, I don't think I've ever seen someone make a pizza with gloves on, but blowing on it? I don't know if that's allowed or not but certainly bad SOP in my opinion. I don't blame you for walking out. Who knows if this guy has a cold or something. Get a clean billow of some sort to blow air over pizzas then if that's what makes them stick free. Who wants to see someone blowing all over their food!
Posted by D. on 2012-05-08:
I cringe every time I see these cooks on TV blow into plastic bags they are putting food in.

I never thought anything about birthday cakes when I was little...but now that I'm older, I won't eat any birthday cakes that someone blows all over the top of it to blow out the candles. Has anyone ever thought about THAT? I mean, even little kids blowing out candles spit half the time, then it's cut up and served to everyone else? YUCK!
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-05-08:
I 100% agree about the b-day cake. I don't eat b-day cake that someone blew the candles out on. Remember when kids used to dunk for apples at Halloween parties? Nasty!
Posted by lexophiliac on 2012-05-08:
Aww, a little swapping of spit never hurt anybody.
There's much worse things in the everyday foods we consume, the difference is what you don't know doesn't hurt you.
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-05-08:
lexophiliac> I agree 100%. (Keep that between us though...if it gets out, rumors are sure to swirl)
Posted by D. on 2012-05-08:
Lexo...there's a difference between spit and saliva. I don't want anyone's spit, but if I want someone's saliva, I will stick my tongue down their throat and get it myself.
Posted by MRM on 2012-05-08:
You is nasty!
Posted by V on 2012-05-08:
What they are referring to is blowing *under* the pizza while it's being made so that the dough won't stick to the counter. This is a very common thing to do when making a pizza and I would lay odds that most if not all pizza places do this.

And things like that are why I try and not think about how my food is being prepared. *shuder* I would never eat out again.
Posted by D. on 2012-05-08:
YUCK! All they have to do is place some flour on the counter and it won't stick! Now, I'll probably never buy pizza again...I usually make my own.
Posted by D. on 2012-05-08:
Mr. Mike, I know that comment was meant for Lexo...and I agree.
Posted by V on 2012-05-08:
DB - The reason most places don't use flour on the counter is because it gets everywhere and because of price.

Though I agree with you. *Yuck!*
Posted by lexophiliac on 2012-05-08:
db - No matter how it is mined, there is no difference between spit and saliva, often called spittle when expectorated.

Posted by madconsumer on 2012-05-08:
BUT there is a difference between spit and noogies!
Posted by D. on 2012-05-08:
Spit is outside the mouth, saliva is inside the mouth and drool is on the chin.
And that's DB with a capital 'D' and a capital 'B'!!!

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