Hand washing

Correct hand-washing is essential to the service of safe food.

WHEN and HOW to wash

When to wash you hands:Wash after handling raw poultry

  • After using the restroom
  • Before and after handling raw meat, poultry and seafood
  • After touching your hair, face or body
  • After sneezing, coughing or using a tissue
  • After eating, drinking, smoking or putting gum or tobacco into your mouth
  • After handling chemicals that might affect food safety
  • After taking out the garbageShaking hands - Wash after
  • After clearing tables or busing dirty dishes
  • After touching your clothes or apron
  • After handling money
  • If you’ve left the prep area and return to the prep area to work
  • After handling aquatic or service animals
  • Before putting on gloves
  • After shaking hands with a guest

How to wash your hands