What are the regulations regarding the wearing of gloves and hats/hairnets in food service facilities?
Per Section 14-4.90 of the New York State Sanitary Code: “Food is to be prepared and served with no bare hand contact unless the food will be subsequently heated to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius) or greater for foods that were not previously heated or to 165 degrees Fahrenheit (73.9 degrees Celsius) or greater for foods that are being heated for a second or subsequent time. Convenient and suitable utensils and/or sanitary gloves are to be provided and used to prepare or serve food to eliminate bare hand contact and prevent contamination. Waxed paper, napkins or equivalent barrier to prevent hand contact may be used to serve food.” Per Section 14-1.72 of the New York State Sanitary Code: “All persons within a food service establishment who work in areas where food is prepared are to use hats, caps or hair nets as restraints which minimize hair contact with hands, food and food-contact surfaces.” Click Here to access more of the New York State Sanitary Code.
- If I notice that a food service employee isnt wearing gloves and is preparing my food how do I approach them?
- What are the regulations regarding the wearing of gloves and hats/hairnets in food service facilities?
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