Hands and arms—When to wash (2009 FDA Food Code 2-301.14).

food employees shall clean their hands and exposed portions of their arms as specified under WAC 246-215-02305 immediately before engaging in food preparation including working with exposed food, clean equipment and utensils, and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles and:
(1) After touching bare human body parts other than clean hands and clean, exposed portions of arms;
(2) After using the toilet room;
(3) After caring for or handling service animals or aquatic animals as specified under WAC 246-215-02415(2);
(4) Except as specified under WAC 246-215-02400(2), after coughing, sneezing, using a handkerchief or disposable tissue, using tobacco, eating, or drinking;
(5) After handling soiled equipment or utensils;
(6) During food preparation, as often as necessary to remove soil and contamination and to prevent cross contamination when changing tasks;
(7) When switching between working with raw food and working with ready-to-eat food;
(8) Before donning gloves for working with ready-to-eat food unless a glove change is not the result of contamination; and
(9) After engaging in other activities that contaminate the hands or gloves.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 43.20.145. WSR 13-03-109, § 246-215-02310, filed 1/17/13, effective 5/1/13.]
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