5. An individual has passed a preemployment examination and obtained a health
card. Two days later, this person appears at the food service facility to begin work.
Which statement best describes the employee's health status?
a. The employee is definitely free of communicable disease. Preemployment
examination for the health card is very thorough and would detect any communicable
disease for a period of at least 30 days.
b. The employee was free of obvious communicable disease at the time of the
examination for the health card. However, the person could have become sick in the 2-
day period between the examination and the first day on the job.
c. The preemployment examination would detect chronic medical conditions
(high blood pressure, a heart condition, arthritis, etc.), that would lead to absences or
hinder the employee's effectiveness. The examination is not concerned with
6. Food service employees must maintain personal cleanliness. List three personal
hygiene habits required of food service employees.
Dirty food service employees are not only unattractive but also dangerous. Why?
Why are unclean hands the most common source of food contamination?