b'Defense #1: Personal HygieneHow Do I Avoid Bare Hand Contact?Hand-washing is a good defense against spreading germs, but its not foolproof. To make certain you dont spread any germs that might linger on your hands, youre not allowed to touch ready-to-eat foods with your bare hands.A ready-to-eat food is any food that is served without additional washing or cooking, such as:Washed fresh produce thatNon-cooked items isnt cooked, like salads,like sandwiches, garnishes, and sliced fruit sushi, and deli saladsBaked goods like pastry,Ice that is intend-cakes, breads, or tortillaed to be served in chips customers drinksAlready-cooked items(Note: there may be certain like burgers, hot dogs, tacos or pizza jurisdictionsthatallowbarehandcontactwithready-to-eat foods. Talk to your Person inChargetobesureyouknowyour establishments rules).ABOUT UTENSILS AND GLOVESWhen youre touching ready-to-eat foods, use utensils likeRules for Glove Use:scoops or tongs. You can also use deli papers or single-use gloves. Situations where you need utensils include putting Before putting on gloves, make sure you havesliced vegetables into salads (use tongs); getting ice from an ice bin (use a scoop); or removing baked goods from awashed your hands.display case (use deli papers or tongs).Gloves are another way to avoid spreading germs when you Change gloves after you work with raw foods.are working with foods that must be handled frequently. Change gloves that get ripped.Tasks when gloves are helpful include arranging food in a Change gloves if you think they might havedisplay, slicing produce, preparing salads, or making sand-wiches. been contaminated.Remember that youre not wearing gloves to keep food off Throw gloves away after a single use; dontyour hands; youre wearing gloves to protect food from germs. You must change them frequently to avoid contami- wash or re-use them.nating the food.Wash your hands after you remove gloves.Youre required to wear gloves any time you have sores, bandages or cuts on your hands.eFoodhHaannddlleerrssccoomm 1199'