Washington State Department of Health
Food Code Snippets: Code Intent & Implementation Toolkit
Start your day with a quick discussion on the food code. These 30-minute sessions will discuss the new code requirement and implementation using the available Active Managerial Control templates. Questions are encouraged.
Snippet 4 – Bare Hand Contact
Thursday, November 17, 2022
- Washing produce
- Prepping food to cook
- Approved plans
Food establishments can apply for a variance for bare hand contact by getting a plan approved by their local health department. If you are creating a plan for your business to apply for an exemption, or because you want to reduce the potential of foodborne illness outbreaks, you should make sure:
- Workers are well trained to know when they are too sick to work with foods.
- You have two or more handwashing control measures. Add another level to routine handwashing like an extra step with sanitizer or scrubbing with a brush after regular handwashing.
In order to apply for a bare hand contact exemption you must have: