Bare Hand Contact vs. Gloves

While there are many differing opinions on how to address food safety and the risks of bare-hand contact, the National Restaurant Association has always promoted a balanced approach to this issue. Simple, “silver bullet” remedies such as mandatory glove use or the banning of bare-hand contact altogether may seem attractive to some, but they generally prove to be ineffective and impractical in day-to-day applications.

In the real world, improved hand washing compliance, restriction of

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