Guy Fieri weighs in on the gloves vs handwashing in food service debate on The Talk

 I don’t like cropped poodles and I don’t like guys named Guy; they should be Buddy or Friend.
Guy Fieri showed up on The Talk the other day (in Australia they have The Circle for the 9 a.m. crowd) and when asked whether to glove or not, as reported by The Braiser, “performed his duty to chefs everywhere by pointing out that it’s important for chefs to interact with food in a tactile manner in order to understand textures, etc.”

“I understand what they’re trying to do. They’re trying to make safe food. People are worried about food borne illness, they’re worried about this cross-contamination that happens. I really can’t say I’m down with it. I mean, I believe in the concept and I believe in the direction. But I don’t believe we understand what the glove is gonna do. I think people think they put on the gloves and it’s like, ‘I have magic gloves on, and no contamination will happen.’ And then they’re picking stuff up and doing stuff, you can’t go wash your gloves. So what are people more likely to do? Wash their hands when they contaminate a hand, or change the glove? They’re not gonna change a glove.”

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