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2007/01/17 20:54:05 (permalink)

Pizzeria problem

While on a business trip to NYC, I took a side trip to Brooklyn to get some "real" pizza.

At the famous shop which will remain nameless, I totally lost my appetite when I observed the large, hairy Italian gentleman spinning the pizza dough and readjusting his toss after pulling it off his hairy arms. Then horrified, I watched him kneading the dough with his gorilla like hairy back of his hands.

All I could picture was getting some human hair "floss" with each bite of the pizza. Isn't there health code rules against this?
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    Adjudicator
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/17 20:58:18 (permalink)
    Where is Tony S. when U need him???
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    UncleVic
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/17 21:03:20 (permalink)
    Atleast the 600 degree oven will sterilize the hairy mans remnents... Welcome to the world of take out food!
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 06:42:12 (permalink)
    Horrified you say. Where you live do the pizza prep cooks wear surgical scrubbs? The person you refer to obviously was of Medderteranian desent and not the fair haired Nordic people who should only be allowed in public view.
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 07:26:06 (permalink)
    Jimeats....you gave me a hugh laugh this morning...I thank you ...I needed it !!! ((((huggs)))...Pamela
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 08:13:09 (permalink)
    I dont eat pizza, but do most hand tossers wear food service gloves?
    Let us know pizza folks.

    Ronnie
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 08:44:09 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Jimeats

    Horrified you say. Where you live do the pizza prep cooks wear surgical scrubbs? The person you refer to obviously was of Medderteranian desent and not the fair haired Nordic people who should only be allowed in public view.


    No I think he only wants Nordic people spinning the pizza dough
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    wanderingjew
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 08:49:47 (permalink)
    Trolling Through the Park One Day........
    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16129

    I can't believe how gullible you people are...
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    prius
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 09:00:42 (permalink)
    I don't believe the poster was making racial comments, only about the concern for sanitation...they prefer no hair in their food and that in not inappropriate.
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 09:05:45 (permalink)
    I don't think it would be inappropriate if you actually named this pizzaria if you witnessed unsanitary conditions.
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 09:16:50 (permalink)
    i had a pizza shop for many years. for some reason, we were exempt from the glove rule. i guess it was the 600 degree oven, as mentioned by u.v.
    ironically, we made toasted subs of 16 different varieties, almost all of which we toasted in that same oven, but we had to wear gloves to prepare them. after a few yrs i became highly allergic to several things.... gluton, peppers, tomatos, onions. so i tried to figure a way to wear gloves and toss a pizza. well i tried and tried. it just cant be dont the same way. i could roll it, dock and sauce it, but couldnt toss it right. even pepperoni was impossible with gloves on. you just cant separate them to place properly on the pie. the other toppings were easy enough. one thing we always did to our pie, when it comes out of the oven, we brushed the crust with garlic butter. it made the crust glisten, and delicious. i cant help but to notice the white, dried out, ugly crust that most places serve.
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 09:19:24 (permalink)
    troll, troll, troll, troll

    Makes me want to break into a round of "We are men, men in thights"
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 10:39:57 (permalink)
    Are thights thigh-high tights?
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 10:57:40 (permalink)


    I brag that I am a monkey behind the stove. I even have hair past my knuckles. I always consider gloves to be no improvement in preventing germs to be spread from item to item. I believe that bare hands and sanitizer are the best course, along with soap with hot water. When washing, go right on up and do the fore arm too. There is a sink right next to me.
    I -will- use gloves when I do certain jobs such as mixing coleslaw.

    There are many who say that the hands are the most important tool in the kitchen. I agree. How do the people in the rest of the world manage to survive without the use of gloves?

    mark
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 12:14:31 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by doggydaddy



    I brag that I am a monkey behind the stove. I even have hair past my knuckles. I always consider gloves to be no improvement in preventing germs to be spread from item to item. I believe that bare hands and sanitizer are the best course, along with soap with hot water. When washing, go right on up and do the fore arm too. There is a sink right next to me.
    I -will- use gloves when I do certain jobs such as mixing coleslaw.

    There are many who say that the hands are the most important tool in the kitchen. I agree. How do the people in the rest of the world manage to survive without the use of gloves?

    mark

    The thing I don't understand about the use of those gloves is why? Sure, I know about contamination and cleanliness, but what good does it do to wear gloves when you use the same ones to grab a chicken breast from the refrigerator and slap it on the griddle, then pick up a steak and do the same, break some eggs and make an omelet, grab toast from the toaster and slather on the butter, etc.?
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 12:27:15 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman



    The thing I don't understand about the use of those gloves is why?


    I agree, I've had someone make a sandwich with gloves on, ring an order up and handle money with the gloves and go on to make another sandwich with the same gloves.
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 12:49:30 (permalink)
    That's nothing- You should see how they make meatballs.
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 12:55:20 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by saps

    That's nothing- You should see how they make meatballs.


    .....or doughnuts. -pb
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 13:06:40 (permalink)
    A lot of street vendors in MY wear latex gloves. They handle the food, the money, the cart...everything with the gloves on. They only thing they are protecting is their hands.

    When used properly, I think gloves are the best tool to provent cross-contamination. The problem is, I think they are not used properly the majority of times.
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 15:43:15 (permalink)
    If the thought of bare hands, hairless or not, would bother someone enough to wonder about codes. Don't come to my house or you'll starve to death!

    Mama worked in food for 50 years before they even thought about putting glove on. Her constant vigilance on cleanliness made sure our family went through more bars of soap than anyone I knew (and know). When I'm working I'll put my hands up against a surgeons any day. My living depends on it!

    As for hair...for all the things that food products and ingredients go through to become what they are and then to get to where they are going; A hair should be last on your list of concerns. Knuckle hair, Good One! Excuse me while I shave my eyebrows.
    Not pleasing to the pallet but nothing compared to what is legally allowed in your box of delicious breakfast cereal.

    Where oh where is this perfect world for which you speak? Hark! Tis down on the farm! (where I like my fertilizer natural)
    Where if you think your wee bit squeemish now, what will you do when after you've become a vegetarian you have to swear off the veggies too" />!
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 16:42:38 (permalink)
    They might wear gloves, but how often do they change them?
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 18:08:28 (permalink)
    We wear gloves at my cart. I wear the latex and do the prep and the cashier wears the light vinyl gloves to grab the bread and make the sandwich or hot dog, then she throws the disposable glove off before making the change.

    Customers do watch your hands constantly when standing at the cart.

    Ronnie
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 18:23:58 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by wanderingjew

    Trolling Through the Park One Day........
    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16129

    I can't believe how gullible you people are...

    Nice call WJ.....
    Reminds me of someone here no longer.
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 18:35:12 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by roossy90

    quote:
    Originally posted by wanderingjew

    Trolling Through the Park One Day........
    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16129

    I can't believe how gullible you people are...

    Nice call WJ.....
    Reminds me of someone here no longer.


    That is true- Starts with a P and ends with an S.

    Unfortunately there are also one or two posters who come to the aid and defense of the trolls- and then trash some of the legitimate posters......I see one particular poster who already came to the troll's aid

    and here are a couple of threads where the same poster trashed some good members

    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5238&whichpage=4

    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9008&whichpage=3

    Trolls are bad enough, but it's really sad when other members don't have their priorities in order.
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 19:19:53 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by wanderingjew.................
    That is true- Starts with a P and ends with an S.............


    Hey, I resemble that! porkbeaks
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 19:27:50 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by porkbeaks

    quote:
    Originally posted by wanderingjew.................
    That is true- Starts with a P and ends with an S.............


    Hey, I resemble that! porkbeaks


    And has an obsession with Ketchup.........
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 19:28:58 (permalink)
    We have owned 4 Italian Restaurants which served Pizza in addition to a seafood menu and other dishes..We have run up to 150 pizza's in a nite..Never wore gloves, my hands were constantly being washed, never had a problem..Gloves are another way of Bigga F...g brother
    entering into the daily life of a restaurant, hot dog cart.
    Does ANYONE change gloves after each touching of food??
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/18 19:31:11 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by wanderingjew

    quote:
    Originally posted by porkbeaks

    quote:
    Originally posted by wanderingjew.................
    That is true- Starts with a P and ends with an S.............


    Hey, I resemble that! porkbeaks


    And has an obsession with Ketchup.........

    Wrong guy.
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/19 10:21:22 (permalink)
    my wife and i are very careful at our place. gloves are a nickel each! thats a dime per pair, for most...heehee

    anyway. my wife was eating pizza with her family on time, when she was just a preteen...
    she was chewing and chewing, and knew something was amiss, but was scared to spit, because her mother would scold her, and maybe spank?slap....
    so finally, she couldnt chew any more, and spit out her pie. there before her, and all who were watching, was a bandaid! it even had blood stains on it!!!!!!!!!
    gloves are great at keeping bandaids on the finger and out of the food..
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    RE: Pizzeria problem 2007/01/19 10:47:50 (permalink)


    ----Knuckle hair, Good One! Excuse me while I shave my eyebrows.---

    I'll refrain from commenting on hairy palms....

    This topic reminds me of an old cartoon. There is a factory full of monkeys putting food into cans. Above them is a sign that says "Untouched by Human Hands."

    mark
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