Would you eat at a restaurant that bends health inspection rules?

I’m not a big sushi fan. In fact, I’d go as far to say that I don’t like sushi. At all.

However, I do have friends who swear by sliced raw fish.

And, from what I can tell, a minor infraction such as a sushi chef who doesn’t slip on rubber gloves wouldn’t stop a regular customer from placing an order, or subsequent orders, for that matter.

“Anywhere you go out to eat, it’s a crap shoot,” said a co-worker who often grabs sushi for lunch.

According to a recent story in The New York Times, some city restaurants are willing to ignore New York’s health code, take a loss in inspection points and prepare food in a way that violates the rules. Why? Those food handlers believe that they must break the rules to prepare the food the right way.

For example, chefs are Sushi Yasuda in New York prepare sushi bare-handed. Now, to be fair, I must point out that the chefs at Sushi Yasuda wash their hands 40 times during the average dinner rush.

Yes, 40 times.

I don’t believe that food handlers who do follow the rules change their gloves 40 times during a dinner service. With the exception of a few select Subway restaurants, it doesn’t happen. Stop. It doesn’t happen.

What do you think? Would you eat at a place that bends health inspection rules for the sake of preparing food the right way?

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