Greensboro, NC -- This week's Restaurant Report Card lesson got our attention. For years, people clamored for restaurants workers to wear gloves. But now, you might wish they didn't.
Chef and GTCC Culinary instructor Keith Gardiner said employees wear gloves and then wash their hands while wearing the gloves. "Washing gloves is a violation because they're not going to get washed properly and even gloves are not a substitution for proper handwashing," said Gardiner.
He also said, "It's been my experience people don't wash gloves. They think they're safe. They might run it under the water, and then they might touch something, and go and handle food, and their gloves really aren't clean."
Gardiner said the best practice when you change tasks is to discard the gloves, wash hands, and put on a new pair of gloves before beginning any new task to keep people safe.
Glove violations can cost a restaurant as many as four points.
WFMY News 2