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Food Codes: Handling Sandwich Fixin's


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Food Codes: Handling Sandwich Fixin's

1crispydude | Jul 29, 2002 11:33 AM

Please be INFORMED chowhounds: When EVER you see ANY1 preparing a sandwich or ANY ready-to-eat foods (cold cuts, vegatbles) it is ILLEGAL for the preparer to use bare hands to make your sub. They MUST use gloves or tongs to assemble the item. Even the 'prep' person who shreds the lettuce and slices the tomats should use gloves. There may be NO bare-handed contact with any ready to eat food item. If you are at all concerned when you see this (as I am) it is very important that you notify the establishment that their practices are unaccaptable and that you will make a formal complaint at local the Board of Health. I have seen this problem go unadressed in many communities since the rule changes kicked in last October. I always take a look at the goings-on behind the counter before I even order. Especially now with kids behind the counter, all bets are off. No gloves, no tongs, no business from this crispydude. (one place I 'busted' was bare-handing the lettuce. I said "you know you should use gloves or tongs". So they dumped the lettuce back into the bucket and started using some greasy tongs from the grill to do the job!!!! Ewwwww. Seeya!)

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