Handwashing is the single most effective means of preventing the spread of bacteria and viruses which can cause infections and foodborne illness.
Employees can be a significant source of harmful microorganisms. Proper handwashing can be the most effective action workers can take to control direct and indirect contamination of food, utensils, and equipment.
Before washing your hands, remove any jewelry and only wash your hands in sinks designated for handwashing. Do not wash your hands in utensil, food preparation, or service sinks.
Dairy & Food Inspection Division