SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES, LESSON 4
In combat, the main cause of foodborne illness is the mechanical transmission of
harmful bacteria. At full-service facilities, the primary source of foodborne illness is the
contamination of potentially hazardous foods. (para 4-1)
Food service personnel
The source of foods
Food service personnel are in constant and close contact with the food.
Determine freedom from communicable disease. (para 4-4a)
They must shower or bathe daily.
They must have clean hair.
They must have trimmed and clean fingernails. (para 4-4c)
They intensify the possibility of contamination from bacteria present on the hair,
An employee's hands are constantly touching articles contaminated with bacteria
The smoker's fingers contact saliva which is contaminated with
bacteria. The smoker 's fingers will then contaminate whatever the
The end of the cigarette placed in the smoker's mouth contains
bacteria from saliva. It will also contaminate anything it touches.
The facility must make an effort to provide an area specifically designated for