Investigating Personal Hygiene

By: Jenna Everman

Clay County Food Safety

Clay County department has set rules and regulations that are not only for dealing with food but have set rules for physical environment as well... some examples are..

  • PERSONAL CLEANLINESS Hands and Arms Fingernails Jewelry Outer Clothing
  • Food Contamination Prevention Hair Restraints
  • NUMBERS AND CAPACITY Handwashing Sinks Toilets and Urinals
  • Lighting Ventilation
  • Dressing Areas and Lockers Service Sinks
  • LOCATION AND PLACEMENT Sinks Toilet Rooms Employee Accommodations Distressed Merchandise Refuse, Recyclables, and Returnables
  • MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION Premises, Structures, Attachments, and Fixtures

Johnson County Food Safety and Sanitations

Johnson County strictly lays out the importance of these regulations and the extreme importance of personal hygiene in the workplace and states the penalties of violating their codes. via:

PENALTIES AND REMEDIES: Any person who violates any requirement or provision of this Code shall be deemed guilty of a class A misdemeanor, unless a lesser classification of offense is specifically provided for herein. Punishments provided for all such misdemeanors shall be as set forth in 558.011 and 560.016 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri or as otherwise provided by law. A separate offense is committed for each day a violation occurs. Every person who commits, attempts to commit, conspires to commit, or aids or abets in the commission of any act declared herein to be unlawful, whether individually or in connection with one or more other persons or as principal, agent or accessory, shall be guilty of such unlawful act, and every person who falsely, fraudulently, forcibly or willfully induces, causes, coerces, requires, permits or directs another to violate any provision hereof shall likewise be guilty. Every day any violation of any regulation of this Code shall continue shall constitute a separate offense unless otherwise specifically provided herein. The penal remedy provided herein shall not be exclusive and the Health Officer or any health official may seek and obtain in the name of the County any other judicial relief provided for in equity or at law, including but not limited to imposition of civil fines for violations of this Code, and such other declaratory and injunctive relief as may be appropriate under the circumstances.

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Jackson County Restaurant and Food Handling

The Environmental Health Division is responsible for implementing the policies and procedures of the Jackson County Food Code.

  • This Food Code focuses mostly on the safety and sanitations of Food Vendors.
Some examples of what is demonstrated in the food code is..

  • Sanitizing & Sink Requirements:
  • All mobile vendors must be equipped with an approved three compartment sink with hot and cold running water.
  • The sink must be of adequate size to submerge utensils and cookware halfway into the sink.
  • The compartments must contain the following: • Wash (hot, soapy water) • Rinse (clean water) • Sanitize (approved sanitizer and water) and air dry.
  • An approved sanitizer must be on the site and used in the above manner at all times.
  • • Wiping Cloths. Rinse and store your wiping cloths in a bucket of sanitizer (for example, a capful of bleach in 2 gallons of water). Change the solution every 2 hours
  • Temperature Control of Foods:
  • Food Handling: • Bare hand contact with ready to eat food is prohibited. • The use of utensils such as tongs, forks, and spatulas is required to minimize hand contact with food. • Eating and drinking while on duty is prohibited.
  • Cross contamination of cooked foods with raw potentially hazardous foods through contact with equipment, utensils, or hands must be prevented at all times. • Single-service articles/utensils may not be re-used.
  • All food products must be individually wrapped or covered to protect them from contamination.
  • Tobacco use is prohibited in any food preparation or service area.
  • Galvanized and chipped enamelware containers shall not be used for food storage or preparation.
  • All food must be properly stored off the floor or ground.
  • No person with a communicable disease or a carrier of a communicable disease may work in the facility.


Throughout my research of food safety and sanitation I quickly learned that not only do the food codes cover safety and sanitation of yourself and the food. They cover the safety and sanitation of the entire workplace, the bathrooms, the entire facility. Also I learned that there is strict guides and procedures that should be followed if your handling food, even if you're the not in the kitchen. Not only that, but if a worker violates these codes or disobeys there could be serious consequences. Each County has their own strict remedies in following the procedures of the workplace because they are trying to do it the most efficient way as possible. Therefore, it makes me come to a realization of how important it is that you follow the remedies of the work place and to keep an open mind because every food code is different and should be followed with precision.

INTERVIEW: Jayden Findley (Employee at Mcdonalds)

1. How long do you have to wash your hands before handling food?

A: 1 minute

2. What is considered mandatory before handling food?

A: Washing hands, wearing gloves, and hair up.

3. How often do you have to sanitize your work area?

A: Every couple of hours, entire facility not just the kitchen area.

4. What other cleanliness duties do you have to do?

A: Switch the the food trays out every 4 hours.

5. How often do you find a hair in the food?

A: Not very often.

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Works Cited

"Guidelines for Mobile Food Vendors." Web. 3 Dec. 2015.

"Johnson County Code of Health Regulations." Web. 3 Dec. 2015.

"Clay County Food Code." Web. 3 Dec. 2015