Food Safety Tip: Short Finger Nails

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Food Safety Tip:

Keep nails trimmed short, do not wear nail polish and NEVER wear fake nails. All employees that handle food need to have good personal hygiene and it all starts with good nail care. A food handler can not properly clean under the nails if they can not see what is there. In addition finding a physical contaminate, like a fake nail, in your food not only bad for your bottom line imagine if someone chokes on it.

Bottom Line: If you are an employee keep your nails short and trimmed. Employers – require your employee comply with the law.

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