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Issue Number: Council I 013


Jewelry Prohibition

Issue you would like the Conference to consider

Add earrings and facial jewelry to the types of jewelry that are prohibited from being worn by Food Service Employees during food preparation (Section 2-303.11 of the Food Code).

Public Health Significance

Eliminating facial/ear jewelry while performing food service would prevent Physical Contamination of food and prevent medical problems for consumers such as chipped and/or broken teeth and internal cuts and lesions. The same hazards associated with rings, bracelets and watches also apply to earrings and facial jewlery.

Recommended Solution: The Conference recommends...

that a letter be sent to FDA advising that changes be made to Food Code section 2-303.11 to state:

Except for a plain ring such as a wedding band, while preparing FOOD, FOOD EMPLOYEES may not wear jewelry including medical information jewelry on their arms and, hands, ears and face.

Submitter Information

Name Maryam Hosseini
Organization Mashantucket Pequot Tribe
Address Route 2, P.O. Box 3777
Mashantucket, CT 06447
Telephone 860-312-3039
Fax 860-312-7444
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