Safe facilities and Pest management
ServSafe Chapter 9
What must every hand washing station have?
3. A way to dry hands (ex: paper towels, hand dryers)
4. Garbage Container
5. Signage "Employees must wash hands before returning to work"
Utilities, Water, and Plumbing
-Only water that is drinkable can be used for food preparation and must come from the following sources
1. Approved public water mains
2.Private water sources that are regularly tested and maintained
3. Closed, portable water containers
4. Water transport vehicles
What is cross-connection?
BACKFLOW is the reverse contaminants through a cross-connection into a drinkable water supply.
How to prevent?
there are some devices that will prevent backflow but the best way is to just create an air gap so that contaminated water cannot travel back to drinkable water.
Lighting intensity is how bright the lights are i the operation. The intensity is measured by units called foot candles or lux. Different areas have different lighting requirements. The food preparation area usually has the brightest intensity in the operation
Cleaning Containers - Cleaning the inside and outside of garbage containers will help reduce the potential to contaminate food or food contact surfaces.
Indoor Containers - These containers must be leak proof, water proof, and pest proof. They should also be easy to clean.
Designated Storage areas - Containers should be placed away from any food or food contact surfaces.
Outdoor containers - You must place containers on surfaces that are smooth, durable, and non-absorbent. Good choices for the surface would be concrete or asphalt. Containers must also have tight fitting lids and be covered at all times.
A. Absorbent and Durable
B. Hard and Durable
C. Porous and Durable
D. Smooth and Durable
2. Signage posted at a hand washing station must include a reminder to staff to:
A. wash hands before returning to work
B. use hot running water when washing
C. scrub hands and arms for 10-15 seconds
D. avoid touching faucet handles after washing
3.What is the only completely reliable method for preventing backflow?
A. Air Gap
B. Ball valve
D. Vacuum breaker