As I have traveled around, over the years, I have realized that Western New York has some of the best supermarkets in the world. Both Tops and Wegmans are great, but I have to give the edge to Wegmans. Yeah I am a homer. Wegmans was born in Rochester, as I was. My sister worked checkout there, and my brother Steve and I both worked at a Lums franchise owned by Wegmans.
But this is too close to home. It's not just any Wegmans - it's MY Wegmans. It's the one that carries Kaffir Lime Leaves (labeled Kieffer lime leaves, they must be there only 24 hours), unusual mushrooms, a great selection of cheeses and a reliable source of PG Tips tea.
Wegmans did everything right. When they found out the employee had Hep A, the sent him home, notified the County Health Department and used shoppers club cards to track those who may have purchased contaminated goods, and they tossed anything that might have been contaminated.
On the other hand this did not show an actual case of contamination, which would be most likely to happen when a infected employee dosen't thoroughly wash after using the potty. So how do I respond to those who insist that produce workers wear gloves.
My first objection to gloves has always been that I don't think workers, culinary and otherwise, pay enough attention to sanitation when they're gloved. The second doesn't apply here - on the hot line I have had too many gloves fused to my flesh at the end of the night.
So, what do you think?