Download: Should food handlers wear gloves?
HONOLULU — A high end restaurant in Hawaii wants to change the state’s food safety rules.
According to KGMB, some sushi chefs say they don’t want to wear gloves, as required by the health department.
Critics of the rules say the disposable gloves slow things down and create more trash.
One restaurant’s general manager says he plans to seek an exemption.
“There’s a lot of frustration. They’re trying really hard to feel the rice, the dab of wasabi, the texture of the fish,” said Chad Yang
Critics also say the glove rules cause a false sense of security because people can feel when their hands are dirty and they can’t tell with the gloves.
They say that creates a perfect environment for cross contamination.