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Gross Out: Unsanitary Sanitized Fish at Steamers

By Amy Silverman Okay, I'm back to the whole glove thing. I stand by my previously stated opinion: Gloved hands do not equal clean hands.

Consider these notes from a recent county inspection at Steamers, the sorta-hoity-toity seafood restaurant at the Biltmore Fashion Park:

EMPLOYEE BREADING FISH WITH GLOVES THEN WASHING GLOVES IN A BUCKET OF SANITIZER AND THEN CONTINUED WORKING. EMPLOYEE WAS TOLD TO CHANGE GLOVES AND WASH HANDS PROPERLY.

Let's say it all together: GROSS.

And even grosser than than the "yellow slime mold" and "pink slime mold" found on a soda nozzle and soda gun holster, respectively, is this note (given the previous glove situation):

CONTAINER OF SANITIZER NOT LABELED.

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at amy-silverman.com.