SC Restaurant Workers Required to Wear Gloves

Columbia, SC (WLTX)- It is lunchtime at Hooligans in Columbia and Ivan Roldan and his team are working fast to take orders.

"The operation we have here requires us to be able to multitask," said Ivan Roldan, Owner of Hooligans in Forest Acres.

They are also focused on food safety. After nearly 20 years, the South Carolina food safety regulations have been updated. One major change: employees handling ready to eat foods are required to wear gloves or use a utensil.

"I'm fine with the changing of gloves, but I know restauranteurs that don't want gloves changed as regularly as they should be and sometimes they touch things maybe they shouldn't and who knows what happens after that," said Roldan.

Lizards Thicket CEO, Bobby Williams says his restaurant employees are wearing gloves but he is personally opposed to the new rule and thinks washing hands is best.

"I was not real pleased about the glove part of it because to me you can still touch objects with gloves...washing your hands frequently is the best way," said Williams.

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