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Does Temperature Really Matter when Washing your Hands?

2023-02-14T15:43:31+00:00

In January, I reviewed the changes to the 2022 Food Code in my blog (check out Part I and Part II), and one change to the food code that I had mentioned, but didn’t discuss in-depth, was the change that lowered the water temperature a hand sink was required to produce to 85°F, as noted in Section 2-202.12 of the code. This requirement has been in place since the publishing of the 2001 Food Code, which required a water temperature of 100°F. Prior to this, 110°F was required (see the 1999 Food Code). So why the change and does water temperature when washing your hands really matter?

Does Temperature Really Matter when Washing your Hands?2023-02-14T15:43:31+00:00

Hand sinks: Often Taken for Granted, but an Essential Part to Effective Hand Hygiene

2023-02-14T15:42:27+00:00

Late in January, I received a question about hand sinks in a foodservice operation.  The question pertained to school staff (teachers and aides) who were using a hand washing sink in the school kitchen.  The question came as a matter of who was allowed access to the kitchen to use the sink, but the question itself caused me to go down a rabbit hole of requirements for hand washing sinks in foodservice operations.

Hand sinks: Often Taken for Granted, but an Essential Part to Effective Hand Hygiene2023-02-14T15:42:27+00:00

Hot off the Press: The 2022 Model Food Code has been Released! Part Two.

2023-01-09T22:00:16+00:00

Earlier in the month, we started a discussion about the changes to the 2022 Food Code.  If you missed that post, late in December 2022, the Food and Drug Administration released the 2022 Food Code and I wanted to highlight a few of the changes that have been made to the code.

Hot off the Press: The 2022 Model Food Code has been Released! Part Two.2023-01-09T22:00:16+00:00

Hot off the Press: The 2022 Model Food Code has been Released! Part One.

2023-01-09T21:57:28+00:00

It has finally arrived!  Yes, the new year has arrived – but I was not referring to it.  I was referring to the new 2022 Model Food Code (10th edition) that has been released by the Food and Drug Administration. I thought I might take this blog and the next blog to discuss some of the changes that have been made to the Food Code that you might see coming your way in the next few years.

Hot off the Press: The 2022 Model Food Code has been Released! Part One.2023-01-09T21:57:28+00:00

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