Food Safety Managers Tips on Washing hands
Do you have dirty money? Well so you know all of it is. At least the one’s in circulation. Your wallet is a portable petri dish too. It is said that 94% of the bills that have been tested, harbored pathogens. Further, scientists have found that a single dollar bill can carry about 3,000 types of bacteria on its surface!
So, what does this acquired knowledge mean for you as a server? Well, it means you now have even more responsibility. And, like 90% of food safety tips, it means you must wash your hands after handling money.
Whether you work at an upscale restaurant as a server and handle tips or work as a cashier at a fast-food chain, be conscious of how you handle money. Forget to wash your hands in between handling money and food and your customers will notice—and will probably complain. Wash your hands often, and your customers will thank you. Remember, you’re saving them—and yourself—from 3,000 types of bacteria.
The Health Department will be checking if they are visting your shop. So remember there is time to wash up.
In addition. When it comes to personal hygiene, hand washing is one of the most important steps in preventing Norovirus and cross contamination. It’s also one of the easiest steps! Food handlers must make sure to wash their hands before starting work or after completing any of the following activities:
- USING THE RESTROOM.
- Handling chemicals that may have contaminated the hands.
- Clearing table or bussing tables.
- Shaking hands with a customer.
- Taking out the garbage.
- HANDLING FOODS.
Leaving and returning to the kitchen or prep area.
Sneezing, coughing, or using a tissue.
When in doubt.
- Touching, aprons, uniform, clothing, face and body.
Eating & drinking.
On your way back from your break.
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