Is Nail Polish Allowed When Working With Food?

Employees who are sick should not be allowed to handle food.

Employees who handle food are no longer allowed to wear fingernail polish or artificial fingernails as they pose a contamination hazard for the food, unless they wear gloves to prevent the contamination hazard.

Can you wear nail polish working with food?

Because of this, fingernails should be kept short and clean. If a food worker chooses to wear nail polish or artificial nails, gloves must be worn whenever they are working with food. This will help prevent the nail polish from chipping or an artificial nail from falling into the food.

Can you wear nail polish as a waitress?

Anyone handling food must keep their fingernails short and clean as long nails collect bits of food and bacteria. You and your staff must not wear nail varnish. False nails of any sort are not allowed. Any wounds, scratches or grazes must be covered with a clean, brightly coloured (blue) waterproof dressing.

Can you wear nail polish if you work at Starbucks?

So in order to avoid that kind of disaster, Starbucks employees are not allowed to show up to work wearing nail polish or fake nails of any kind.

When preparing food are you allowed to wear a plain band wedding ring?

Food handlers may wear plain band ring anytime or always during work. Jewelry, such as bracelets, watches, and rings with stones, could fall into food, creating a physical hazard. Jewellery may accidentally drop into food causing a foreign matter contamination issue.