When a Food Handler Should Wash their hands

Food Handler

Food Handler

Food handlers should wash their hands and exposed portions of their arms immediately before engaging in food preparation including working with exposed food, clean equipment and utensils, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles and:

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(1) after touching bare human body parts other than clean hands and clean, exposed portions of arms;

(2) after using the toilet room;

(3) after caring for or handling service animals or aquatic animals

(4) after coughing, sneezing, using a handkerchief or disposable tissue, using tobacco, eating, or drinking;

(5) after handling soiled equipment or utensils;

(6) during food preparation, as often as necessary to remove soil and contamination and to prevent cross contamination when changing tasks;

(7) when switching between working with raw food and working with ready-to-eat food;

(8) before donning gloves for working with food; and

(9) after engaging in other activities that contaminate the hands.

 

Below is a handwashing chart that should be posted in all food service operations.

Food Handler Hand Wahing

Food Handler Hand Washing

 

 


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More detailed information about food safety can be found at FoodSafety.Gov and at the FDA US Food and Drug Administration website.

 

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Utah Health Department
288 N 140 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

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Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 W 49th St
Austin, TX 78756

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Ohio Department of Health
246 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-644-7416


Arizona Department of Health Services
150 North 18th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85007