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T

he impetus behind this story is a
tale as old as time: while waiting
to place an order for a donut and a
coffee at a large breakfast chain, I waited
for the only counter employee to finish
his cigarette just outside the front door.
He came back in, greeted me warmly and
started to reach for my chocolate donut
-- without washing his hands or using
even so much as a spritz of hand sanitizer. I gave him a quick reminder, and he
sheepishly washed and dried his hands
before handing me my donut -- which
promptly went to the trash after leaving.
In fact, I haven't been back.
GLOVES BECAME A PRIMARY TOPIC in
the last several months as the Center for
Disease Control identified Hepatitis A
outbreaks amongst food service workers
across a number of cities. Symptoms
such a nausea, vomiting and fatigue can
last up to two months -- not cool if you
work in food service. The same applies for
noroviruses, which are most commonly
spread by hand. The use of gloves in
restaurants is common, but is it done right?

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"Glove usage is especially important in
an open kitchen scenario," says Jay Jerrier
with Texas-based Cane Rosso. "Finishing
pizzas with gloves is important so that
customers can see that we are keeping
that barrier. That goes hand in hand (get
it?) with our cooks looking groomed and
clean."
Gloves are also necessary "whenever
handling ready to eat foods," says
Michael LaMarca, owner of 11-store
Master Pizza. "We also mandate that
they change them after each order. We
calculate our COGS to include a pair
of gloves with each menu item. We
also error on the side of glove use. For
example, if you are debating on wearing
them or not, we say wear them. We keep
gloves dispensers by all food stations and
cleaning stations. We keep hand sanitizer
by all cash registers and phones."
"BUT IN PIZZERIAS, business runs
quickly and this just recently happened
to me," says John Zozzaro, owner of The
Downtown Café in New York. "We hired
a new counter person for the pizzeria and

they just rang someone up and gave them
back money, then (went) and helped the
next customer who wanted toppings on
a slice. They forgot to put gloves on and
proceeded to touch the toppings in the
fridge. So I see this, and I have to throw
away the slice and the condiments in the
fridge that they just touched."
LAURA MEYER, THE EXECUTIVE CHEF for a
number of companies that fall under the
Pizza Rock and Tony's Pizza Napoletana
brands, manages stores across state lines.
"Because we have restaurants in various
cities where health departments are more
strict than others, it varies slightly but not
much," Meyer says. "In Vegas, they wear
gloves all the time no matter what. In
California, they wear gloves most if not
all the time, but on occasion those who
are stretching dough do not wear gloves.
The gloves are purple in Vegas, so
they are easy to spot when someone isn't
wearing them. Every employee no matter
the location is food-handler certified, so
everyone knows the rules about gloves
and cleanliness."


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Pizza Today - November 2018
Commentary
Contents
Contributors
Expo Spotlight
Interact
Conversation
Man on the Street
Tony’s Trending Recipe
Road to Pizza Expo
Destinations
Knead to Know
Trending Topping: Beef
Glove Use
Employee Theft
On the Road: Pizza Taglio, Pittsburgh, Pa
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource
Mike’s Monthly Tip
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Pizza Today - November 2018 - Commentary
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Pizza Today - November 2018 - Contents
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Pizza Today - November 2018 - Contributors
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Pizza Today - November 2018 - Expo Spotlight
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Pizza Today - November 2018 - Interact
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Pizza Today - November 2018 - Conversation
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Pizza Today - November 2018 - Man on the Street
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Pizza Today - November 2018 - Tony’s Trending Recipe
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Pizza Today - November 2018 - Road to Pizza Expo
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Pizza Today - November 2018 - Destinations
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Pizza Today - November 2018 - Knead to Know
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Pizza Today - November 2018 - Trending Topping: Beef
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Pizza Today - November 2018 - Glove Use
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Pizza Today - November 2018 - Employee Theft
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Pizza Today - November 2018 - On the Road: Pizza Taglio, Pittsburgh, Pa
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Pizza Today - November 2018 - Product Showcase
Pizza Today - November 2018 - Pizza Today Yellow Pages
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