Just thinking. I was washing my hands in a public rest room. I had been traveling in Washington State. A person working in the food service came out of the privite stall, and left W/O washing his hands. I thought maybe I won't eat here.
I travel a little bit, and I have seen many not wash after doing their business, but this was the first I have seen a person not wash with a food service uniform.
I hope this is not typical.
Whats more disgusting/disturbing is that when you handle the gasoline dispenser and jump back into your car without using a wet wipe/disinfectant of some sort and carry on your day, just think about that... Also, touching that door/door handle on the way out has just reintroduced the little nasties back onto your hands, elbow etc.
I encourage my patients to bring along with them in their vehicles a disinfectant of some sort. Just for any occasion.
Unfortunately it can be. I make my people wash both in the restroom and when they get back to the kitchen or serving area. If they don't they get written up. 3rd time and they're done. Companies can have pretty strict handwashing guidlines in place, but it's really up to local managment to enforce it. That being said, if you can identify the manager, and they are working along side and interacting with their crew in a professional manner, it's probably pretty safe. Another good indicator is the condition of the dining area. Unless it is in the middle of a rush or they are clearly understaffed (and workers aren't just standing around), a messy lobby is a red flag.
OMG! you should have mentioned that to the manager. I worked in the billing office of one of our hospitals. The onboarding training included a video on proper hand hygiene and I was told it is annual training. So one day I noticed a coworker come out of the stall and leave without washing her hands. I avoided taking papers from her after that. Ewwww.
Shouldn't be typical - food code violation at minimum. But can't help but suspect he wasn't doing his business, but perhaps on a smoke or other substance break? So didn't think he needed to wash his hands? Pure speculation.
Most food industry folks seem to have raw hands from washing them so often....even if they wear gloves.
I know what you mean. I've seen people walk out after doing an No. 2 and not wash hands. It's disgusting.
I'm not a clean freak, I've gone camping for 10 days and not had a shower, using a hole as a toilet, etc. But if I have the chance to wash my hands I do it, especially before food prep.