Violation ExplanationOfficial Report Wording, Item #13
Clean clothes & aprons, hair restrained, authorized personnel only. (1 pt.)
PUBLIC HEALTH REASON
Dirty clothing may harbor disease-causing microorganisms that are transmissible through food to people. Food workers who inadvertently touch their dirty clothing may contaminate their hands. This could result in contamination of the food being prepared. Food may also be contaminated through direct contact with dirty clothing. In addition, employees wearing dirty clothes send a negative message to consumers about the level of sanitation in the establishment. Consumers are particularly sensitive to food contaminated by hair. Hair can be both a direct and indirect vehicle of contamination. Food workers may contaminate their hands when they touch their hair. A hair restraint keeps dislodged hair from ending up in the food and may deter employees from touching their hair. Only authorized workers can be in food preparation and warewashing areas. Unauthorized individuals such as small children or friends of workers can contaminate food or food contact surfaces.
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