Bare hand contact with food

 

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Section 3-401 of the Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations (6 CCR 1010-2) addresses the prevention of food contamination by employees by making sure employees have no contact with ready-to-eat foods with their bare hands. If a retail food establishment prepares ready-to-eat food items that require bare hand contact by food employees, Section 3-301 (D) must be followed.
 
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Bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods: questions and answers