• Good personal hygiene reduces the likelihood of food contamination and applies to every food handler.
  • Hair should be tied back and covered with a hat, cap, etc.
  • Do not touch hair, nose or mouth during food preparation.
  • Food handlers should not spit, sneeze or cough over food.
  • Do not attend work if you are unwell.
  • Cover cuts and sores with a waterproof dressing.
  • Wear minimum jewellery (a plain wedding band is acceptable).
  • Keep fingernails short and clean, with no false nails, nail varnish or other nail decoration.
  • Use tongs whenever possible when handling food.
  • Sample cooking with a clean spoon each time.