TOLEDO (WTVG) — One Valentine’s Day tradition is to order your sweetheart a meat heart.
This year, 13abc anchor and Restaurant Report Card reporter Tony Geftos went into the kitchen at a local Pizza Hut to show how they shape the pizzas for a special delivery.
For your sanitation reference, a copy of the section from the Ohio Revised Code below states gloves do not need to be worn during the pizza preparation process because the food is subsequently cooked at a temperature above 145F (Part 3, section b).
3717-1-03.2 Food: protection from contamination after receiving.
(A) Preventing contamination from hands.
(1) Food employees shall wash their hands as specified under paragraph (B) of rule 3717-1-02.2 of the Administrative Code.
(2) Except when washing fruits and vegetables as specified under paragraph (G) of this rule or as specified in paragraph (A)(4) of this rule, food employees may not contact exposed, ready-to-eat food with their bare hands and shall use suitable utensils such as deli tissue, spatulas, tongs, single-use gloves, or dispensing equipment.
(3) Paragraph (A)(2) of this rule does not apply to a food employee that contacts exposed, ready-to-eat food with bare hands at the time the ready-to-eat food is being added as an ingredient to a food that:
(a) Contains a raw animal food and is to be cooked in the food service operation or retail food establishment to heat all parts of the food to the minimum temperatures specified in paragraphs (A)(1), (A)(4) and (B) of rule 3717-1-03.3 of the Administrative Code; or
(b) Does not contain a raw animal food but is to be cooked in the food service operation or retail food establishment to heat all parts of the food to a temperature of at least one hundred forty-five degrees Fahrenheit ( sixty-three degrees Celsius)