The Importance of Handwashing


Preventing the spread of harmful bacteria is of utmost importance in the foodservice industry. Nearly all food contamination issues are caused by improper handwashing. An outbreak of disease at your restaurant can permanently damage your reputation or, in the most extreme cases, even cause the shutdown of your establishment.

While many employees know that handwashing should be performed before food preparation, there are a variety of other tasks or actions which require handwashing after their completion. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that employees wash their hands after performing the following activities:

  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • Smoking tobacco products
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Using a tissue
  • Preparing raw animal products
  • Handling dirty equipment
  • Touching face, nose, hair, etc.

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