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Food preparation and beards

(26 Posts)
TanaMa Thu 20-Dec-18 11:25:32

Is it me but I hate to see all the 'Bake off' type TV programmes where the bearded men do not wear beard nets. Surely this is an essential H&S matter. Luckily I don't watch the programmes.

kittylester Thu 20-Dec-18 12:00:52

That's a blessing then!!!

MissAdventure Thu 20-Dec-18 12:04:39

I've never heard of a beard net.
I've just finished my food hygiene training and beards weren't mentioned.

BBbevan Thu 20-Dec-18 12:40:44

I heard them referred to as ' beard snoods' the other day !

Fennel Thu 20-Dec-18 12:44:19

I'll have to tell husband about beard nets. He has a very bushy beard which sometimes traps food. He says, "I'm keeping it for later!"
But maybe it's more important for chefs etc, who are preparing food for others.

Elrel Thu 20-Dec-18 13:12:46

More concerned by Nigella flowing locks!

Teetime Thu 20-Dec-18 13:53:52

DH has a beard and as a far as I know I have not had any beard-related infections from him.

BlueBelle Thu 20-Dec-18 14:09:44

Oh my word a beard net never heard of it what next a moustache net No it doesn’t bother me in the least

lemongrove Thu 20-Dec-18 14:21:14

Never heard of a beard net either, but of course it depends on the beard, short and neat or a full Father Christmas.
Anyone who prepares food for a living should not have any sort of hair ‘loose’.
Mustaches used to be called soup strainers, perhaps a beard should have it’s own name too?tchgrin A beard you could lose a badger in wouldn’t be ideal for a chef.Clean shaven only!

MawBroon Thu 20-Dec-18 14:23:51

Well need to keep mine tucked out of the way then!

lemongrove Thu 20-Dec-18 14:28:05

Yes, get cracking with that razor Maw 🤣

felice Thu 20-Dec-18 14:54:37

I hate watching 'chefs' with either flowing locks, beards, jewelry especially bracelets and rings, nail polish, outdoor clothes and tea towels thrown over shoulders.
I am a retired chef and a friend is an environmental health officer here specialising in restaurants and cafes.
We have been told to temper our conversations at times or "none of us would ever eat out again' !!!!
No hair with food, either facial or head please.

BlueBelle Thu 20-Dec-18 14:59:05

That’s it then only bald headed chefs from now on Felice has spoken

MawBroon Thu 20-Dec-18 15:02:44

I rather fancied plaiting it lemongrove
(Or “platting” as someone once insisted it should be)

shysal Thu 20-Dec-18 17:16:55

For those who wanted to know what a beard net looks like, here is one with hair net too.
I have to confess to thinking the Hairy Bikers look particularly unsavoury with the greasy hair and beards so would like to see them covered.

MissAdventure Thu 20-Dec-18 17:19:14

Oh those hairy bikers.
I wouldn't really want them near my food..

petra Thu 20-Dec-18 17:31:54

OH has cooked for me for nearly 40 years: haven't found any unwanted hair yet.

Jalima1108 Thu 20-Dec-18 17:37:29

Well, they don't wear hair nets on the Bake Off type programmes either.

A bearded man is cooking my Christmas dinner petra - I wouldn't dream of suggesting one of those tchgrin

Gonegirl Thu 20-Dec-18 18:28:56

I thought beard nets were compulsory in restaurants. Guess you can't insist on them in the home though. Just hope for the best. grin

Sparklefizz Thu 20-Dec-18 18:43:10

I always notice Mary Berry's false nails when she has her hands in the pastry mix. Wouldn't want to find one of those in my cake!

Gonegirl Thu 20-Dec-18 18:44:21


ninathenana Thu 20-Dec-18 18:49:14

I've seen them in use on the food factory programe.

EllanVannin Thu 20-Dec-18 18:57:44

Perhaps MB crimps her pastry with her nails. hahahaha

I can imagine her being spotlessly clean and particular.

lemongrove Thu 20-Dec-18 20:08:44’s not Jeremy Corbyn is it?

Jalima1108 Thu 20-Dec-18 21:41:02

that would be telling tchwink