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Should I Be Concerned?

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I am going back to work very soon hopefully, due to a previous medical concern I had which got resolved in march. I was on medical leave, however... I am going back to work.

Now, the reason I'm concerned is... I'm going back to work at a donut and coffee shop. [it's called Tim-horton's]. It's like a dunkin' donuts but, better. :)

Should I be concerned about working there? I never really ate there before so.

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Tim's would be a hard place to work. I would definitely be concerned. Do the donuts come in frozen and are baked there? Is there flour being used?

I think it would be really hard to avoid contamination. You must be vigilant about wearing gloves and never touching your face or your food until you've come home, put your uniform in the wash and taken a shower.

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If they make the donuts from scratch with flour on site it very likely will not be a safe place for you to work. Sorry. :(

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Cross contamination will be an issue for you, I believe, no matter how vigilant you are. Just my opinion. You can try it...see how it goes. Do you react quickly to gluten like some of us do? If so, that may be the deciding factor. Good luck, hon!

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It's all brought in frozen, the only powdered ingredient they use is sugar powder.

I don't react quickly to gluten, and luckily I wouldn't be a baker. However, I would be working up front, which means I would be handling the donuts regularly.

I'll definitely keep it in mind, I just gotta be really careful I guess. Sadly, I really need to work at this point so I don't have much choice in it all that much either. >_<

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It's all brought in frozen, the only powdered ingredient they use is sugar powder.

I don't react quickly to gluten, and luckily I wouldn't be a baker. However, I would be working up front, which means I would be handling the donuts regularly.

I'll definitely keep it in mind, I just gotta be really careful I guess. Sadly, I really need to work at this point so I don't have much choice in it all that much either. >_<

Be sure to wear gloves, change them frequently and wash your hands frequently and don't touch your face while working. I'm super sensitive and I know I could not work there but some people might be able to do it. It's going to be very hard to not get cc'd by all the crumbs you have to clean up and by filling orders but it might be doable if you are super vigilant. Is there any chance you could switch to a similar job that is not a bakery? Or have you been there long enough you could move within the company to a differnet job that does not require handling food? Perhaps they need office workers at their corporate location or delivery drivers to deliver the frozen goods? Good luck to you whatever you do!

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