I was eating sushi at a very nice place recently and I saw a framed certificate on the wall documentating that the department of health inspected the premises and was allowing glove-less handling of foodstuff. The chef told me it was a big deal and the inspector was very demanding. I am cool with that.
However, I was in a quicky mart type store that sells slices of pizza that is in a rotating heated display. Customers help themselves. I watched as someone sneezed into their hand, then immediately opened the pizza display and got a slice. In the process of seperating their slice, they handled adjacent slices. I walked out feeling a tad queasy.
How does the department of health justify this apparent dichotomy? Why is self-serve food permitted?