The Bare Hands of El Balazo Restaurants, posted by Abe, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 20, 2008 at 10:49 pm
I went to El Balazo recently, the one in Pleasanton by Wal-Mart, and the server used his bare hands to scoop cheese and lettuce out of their containers. He never put on gloves, nor did I see gloves on any other employees behind the food counter. He used a ladle for the beans, I suppose because he didn't want to get his hands wet. What's the deal? I don't know Health Department rules, but this doesn't seem kosher.
Posted by Wondering..., a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 21, 2008 at 6:48 am
Why would anyone patronize a food eatery that KNOWINGLY employed ILLEGALS? If one can't remember to get the proper paperwork to be in this country, how can you expect them to handle food legally and properly?
Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore, on Jul 21, 2008 at 11:36 am
Report the practice of handling food without gloves to the local Department of Public Health. They will contact the owner about guidelines so that the public is remains safe.
As for your reference to "illegals", I suggest that YOU contact your 2 elected CA senators and ask them about their specific plans to manage "illegals". They will inform you, if they ever get back to you, that they have NO specific plan to manage "illegals". In other words, your elected officials don't care! President Bush doesn't care, John McCain, Barack Obama, and the US Congress don't care about "illegals" in the US!
Wondering, consider posting the results of your findings. I am very interested in what YOU do about the food handling problem. It is a serious public health issue. Please also keep us posted after YOU contact Senator Boxer and Senator Feinstein. Gracias...
If you decide not to follow-up on making the proper contacts, are you just another unhappy camper?
Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore, on Jul 22, 2008 at 10:33 am
Hi Wondering...still a Nazi...huh? Is Edna the devil...666?
Anyway, go back to where you came from...Mr. Tidy Bowl, give it a flush and take Edna to!!! Tee hee hee, tee hee hee...
But wait...have you contacted your elected reps to learn what they plan to do about "illegals"...you must feel helpless knowing that there is nothing you can do to stop the flow of "illegals" to the US...
Posted by Leslie, a resident of Dublin, on Jul 22, 2008 at 10:39 am
The concern originally of this post was that the servers were using bare hands. How did it get on to being illegal workers? Are the two connected? Serving with bare hands means you are an illegal worker? Stick to the subject! And Cholo shut the $%&* up! Your ramblings make you sound like a mad man, which you probably are, does that mean you're an illegal worker?!
Posted by Karen, a resident of the Vintage Hills Elementary School neighborhood, on Jul 22, 2008 at 10:56 am
That's pretty gross. We had sandwiches at a popular chain downtown and I had asked for no seasoning. After the woman working put seasoning on it, I reminded her that I did not want seasoning. I was expecting that she would make a new sandwich or simply remove the meat and start over. No...what did she do?? She picked up my sandwich and BLEW the seasoning off with her mouth!! So disgusting! I can only imagine what else goes on there. We won't be back!
Posted by Abe, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 22, 2008 at 2:43 pm
He's not handling customers, Sensible, he's handling food. Therefore, he's not going to be 'passing customer' germs. The only germs would come from his own body, as in not washing hands after using the bathroom.
Chefs in the finest restaurants are not handling food. They're giving orders to the lackeys who are handling the food.
Stacey, thank you for the info. That's interesting.
Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore, on Jul 22, 2008 at 2:50 pm
Mind your manners LesPee & Abee. And, what do you about kosher? Abby & that CRANK EDNA started this whole mess, not me. Tell me, what do you know about kosher? Do you abserve a higher law, like in Kashrut? Fess up you piglet!
Has anybody ever been to the kitchen of a chinese restaurant and observed the cooks using plastic gloves? I've seen a few even scratching their heads while cooking. Now LesPee, go pick you nose...again.
I try my best to take the high road, you might want to give it try!