The answer to our glove question can be found in great detail on the Virginia Department of Health Web site here. For those of you who have checked a restaurant’s inspection history, this is the same site.
Essentially, these regulations say that ready-to-eat food should never be handled with bare hands. That means raw food that will be eaten raw, such as a salad, and cooked foods that have already come out of the oven, such as a baked potato.
The rules go on to state that cooks should limit their handling of any food with bare hands.
Of course, nothing is that simple.