The Safe Food Handler
ServSafe Chapter 3 By: Brandon Davis
How do food handlers can contaminate food?
-If he/she has a foodborne illness
-If he/she has wounds that contain a pathogen
-They have been in contact of a person who is sick
-Sneeze or cough near food
When should food handlers wash their hands?
-Taking out the trash
-Leaving and returning to the kitchen/prep area
-Touching anything else that may contaminate hands
Hand care & Work attire
-Fingernails must be short and clean
-Do not wear fake nails or nail polish
Food handlers must wear clean clothes and must not wear any jewelry because wearing jewelry could contaminate food.
Food handlers need to remove aprons when leaving food-prep areas and must wear a hat or hair restraint
Single use gloves
When should you change your gloves?
-soon as they get dirty
-before beginning a different task
-after an interruption
-after handling raw produce meats, seafood, ect.
Always wear gloves when handling food at a High Risk operation such as Hospitals, daycare and nursing homes.
-Blow into gloves
-wash and reuse gloves
-never put on gloves without washing your hands
Handling Staff Illnesses
If a staff member has a sore throat & fever should be Restricted (Do not work with food) and must stay away from the prep-area
If an employee is experiencing jaundice, you must exclude the employee and should report to the Regulatory Authority Department or Health Department
a) putting on gloves
b) serving customers
c) applying hand antiseptic
d) cleaning tables
2: Which piece of jewelry can be worn on a food handlers hand or arm?
b) diamond ring
c) Plain band ring
d) medical bracelet
3: When is it acceptable to eat in an operation?
a) when prepping food
b) when washing dishes
c) when sitting in a break room
d) when handling utensils