Hand Washing

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

Handwashing: The Habit that Isn’t as Common as We May Think

2022-05-09T13:04:39+00:00

Earlier this year, I started to focus our FoodHandler Food Safety blogs on common food safety issues faced in each foodservice operation across the world.  We’ve covered some of the most common issues, but perhaps none is more common than improper hand hygiene.

Handwashing: The Habit that Isn’t as Common as We May Think2022-05-09T13:04:39+00:00
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