OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Saturday, October 25


QUESTION: Has anyone else noticed that the cafe (not sure what the actual name is) besides tim hortons in ML none of the people working there are wearing gloves when they make your sandwiches? Isn't there regulation for food safety that they have to wear gloves?

They have delicious food btw


  1. I don't think there is any regulation. Bare hands are often cleaner than gloved if they are washed properly.

  2. None of the places on campus wear gloves when preparing food, that I've seen. It is actually cleaner to wash hands, than relying on gloves.

  3. It's more hygienic to not wear gloves because you're more likely to wash your hands more often.

  4. I see the signs posted about hand washing being more hygienic than glove wearing but I have an issue with this with places like subway and the pita pit. For example, it was busy at lunch time at the pita place the other day. The girl ahead of me almost had her pita finished when she said she wanted pineapple so the man preparing mine graciously volunteered himself to add them. So he dunked his bare hand in the pineapple (juice and all) and added it to her pita- then he continued to make my pita by putting his hands in the veggies. I was grossed out and would have asked him to wash his hands but the line was busy and he was rushing me. Basically what I'm trying to get at is that I personally have not seen any of these people washing their hands in between making pitas and I wish they would use gloves instead.

    1. What's to say the dude wouldn't have used the same gloves after dunking them in the pineapple juice in this situation?

  5. I don't think Iv'e ever seen while waiting in line these workers wash their hands in between every couple sandwiches

  6. Most places actually do not use gloves.