The three-sink dishwashing system is the best way to clean, rinse, Sanitize, and dry dishes for to maintain a food safe environment. California food handlers

This cycle of adequate commercial kitchen hygiene is ideal for food and beverage organizations for dishes to be appropriately cleaned and reused. Setting up a three-sink system will serve as a helpful tool for reminding employees of safety after the Food Handlers Card.

Effectiveness of 3 sinks system

Some health agencies allow two-compartment sinks in areas with low dishwashing volume, but they are inadequate. Also, a four-compartment sink with an additional bay for soaking utensils or a waste disposal unit may be better for specific firms. But among others, the three-sink system is the best, most affordable cleaning system in the food service area.


How to set up a three-sink system

According to FDA dishing washing guide, the three-sink system aims to clean food utensils and smallwares by washing, rinsing and sanitizing so that harmful  microorganisms can be reduced to safe levels. However, each local health code has its requirements, but the following. 

Wash your hands: Scrape off as much food as you can in a waste bin or other scrap receptacle before commencing the wash cycle in a three-sink. As a result, you’ll spend less money on dish detergent.

ACE Food Handler Dishwashing 3 sink set-upRinse sanitize and air dry all 3 sinks: Before filling the sinks, make sure they are clean and sanitized.

1st Sink Wash: 110°F for washing with hot soapy water. A scrub brush and scouring pads are essential tools. A submersible glass washer will make things easier if you’re only washing glasses. It’s important to change the water as it becomes dirty or loses its heat.

2nd Sink Rinse: About 120°F (or as hot as your hands can stand) fill the second sink with hot water. Once the dish is washed thoroughly with water, remove any remaining detergent. If you find it difficult to remove the detergent from the Sink, you should re-fill it with hot water.

3rd Sink Sanitize: The sanitizing stage is required by health law for complete cleaning. Sanitize all surfaces in the 3rd Sink, filled with a sanitizer. Follow the manufactures directions for the proper concentration and temperature of the sanitizing solution.

The dish should be immersed in a sanitizer combination for at least one minute. Using pH test kits, you may verify that the sanitizer has been mixed according to the manufacturer’s specifications. It’s essential to keep an eye on the pH levels of your water if chlorine is your sanitizer, as chlorine will dissipate over time.

Air Dry: No wiping of the dish down with a cloth; leave it to air dry — this is the only recommended method complementing three-Sink sink. 

Three-sink system Procedures for drying dishes

According to the FDA guide, dirty dishes should never be dried using towels. Instead, installing a drain board in the sink is almost necessary. This drain board must be self-draining and large enough to allow all cleaned objects to dry independently.Food Handlers Card CA

Using a drain board to dry dishes may not be sufficient if you’ll be washing a lot. For a practical solution, add drainage shelves to your dish room to free up additional space for drying.

To set up your three-Sink sink contact ACE FOOD HANDLER for an effective and installation.


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ACE Food Handler's food handlers card training and test uses the latest instructional design techniques to help you retain food safety concepts so you are ready to work.

The description below applies to most of our  food handlers card training course, however due to the varying array of requirements across the nation, your course might be a little different. Find your state county and city above to learn more about food handler training for your area.

Format: Online
Compatible Devices:  Phones, tablets, laptops, desktops
Teaching Methods: Videos, audio, text slides, interactive activities
Available Languages: English and some courses are available in Spanish
Choose your language after purchase.
Length: Approximately 90 minutes

ACE Food Handler’s food handlers card course is approved by numerous state, county, and city  health departments and/or regulatory agencies nationwide. ACE Food Handler holds the ANSI Certificate Program Accreditation (ASTM e2659-2015) Accreditation ID 1234.

The purpose of the food handlers card training and test is to prepare food handlers to enter the workforce by providing the required food safety information as specified by regulations of the workers’ state, county, or city government.

This food handler training and test will prepare you to become a responsible food handler, with the added responsibility of protecting the health of the general public and all the customers you serve.

Food Handler Course Content:

  • Food Safety Definitions
  • Food Safety Behaviors
  • Approved Reputable Suppliers
  • Proper Holding and Cooking Temperatures
  • Consumer Advisories
  • Food Safety Illnesses and Hygiene
  • Food Safety Cross Contamination
  • Proper Thawing and Cooling Techniques
  • Wash-Rinse-Sanitize
  • Food  Handlers and Pest Control





Frequently Asked Questions

What is a food handlers card?

A food handlers card (also commonly referred to as a certificate, card, or permit)  is used as  documentation to prove to employers and/or health departments that you have completed a food safety course that is approved and/or recognized by your city, coutny, or state Health Authority. It is valid for 2 to 4 years depending on your local government requirments.

When do I need to get my food handlers card?

This varies by employeers and city, county, and state governements. It is best to ask your employer (current or future) or Local Health Authority about when you will need to aquire your food handler card based on your employement date.

Is this food handler training and test valid in my area?

ACE Food Handler works with numberjous health departments and regulatory agencies across the country.  ACE Food Handler’s food handlers card courses are created to meet the requirements of specific city, coutny, and state requirements. If you have questions about your city, county or state requirements please call your employer (current or future) and/or you Local Health Authority.

What do I get when I finish this course?

A food handlers card, permit, or certificate for your area. You will be able to print or download your food handler certificate after you have received a passing score on the final exam. You will also be emailed a PDF a copy of your certificate to the email address you provided so please check your inbox and/or spam box also. 

How long is my food handlers card valid for?
Your ACE Food Handler Card is valid for 2 to 4 years depending on your local government requirments.
How do I renew my food handlers card?
If your food handlers card, certicate, or permit has expired, you will need to purchase a new course for your state and retake your states food handler training and test to get our new card.  Click here to find your State.

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If your food handlers card, certificate, or permit has expired, you will need to purchase a new course for your state and retake your states food handler training and test to get your new card. Click here to find your State

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If you need to reprint your current card, login and go to the Start My Course. From there, you can click on the name of your Certificate under the heading "My Certificates"  on the right hand side of the screen and print or download your food handler or alcohol seller/server card or certificate for free.

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Some Sates require an additional official documentation from your Local Health Department or Alcohol Control Board. If you have lost the card you received from your state, county, Local Health Department, or State Alcohol Control Board  you will need to call that specific department to obtain a new card, permit, or certificate.

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The California Department of Public Health Food Handler’s Card

 The California Department of Public Health Food Handler’s Card The state of California recommends that individuals work in restaurants and non-restaurant facilities to complete food handing training. A California food handler card is valid everywhere in California except in Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties which have pre-existing local food handler card programs. Consult with the local enforcement agencies in each of these counties to obtain information on their local food handler programs and requirements. Once you have finished your course, you may print out your certificate of completion. This certificate will serve as your California Food Handler’s Card that qualifies you to work in the food service industry in California.

More Details

California food workers who handle food must have a California Food Handler card on file with their employer within 30 days of hire. To get your card, you must complete the training and pass the exam with a 75 percent or higher. You can complete the training online with ACE Food Handler. Ace Food Handler training and final exam meets the requirements of California’s food safety law SB 602 and is ANSI Approved.   12-20-2017 . California Department of Public Health – Food and Drug Branch 1500 Capitol Ave, MS 7602 Sacramento, CA 95814


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Sacramento, CA 95814

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