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Top 10 Food Safety Concerns by ACE Food Handler

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  1. Inadequate Hand Washing: Wet hands with warm water, apply soap, and rub hands together for at least 20 seconds. Prioritize good hand hygiene as the primary defense against foodborne illnesses.
  2. Poor Sanitation Practices: Maintain cleanliness in foodservice equipment and surfaces using proper washing and sanitizing procedures. Visit for comprehensive training on effective sanitation.
  3. Shared Cutting Boards: Use separate chopping boards and utensils for raw and cooked/ready-to-eat foods. Learn more about safe food handling practices at
  4. Incorrect Cooking Temperatures: Ensure cooked items reach recommended temperatures for safety.
    • Ground and Whole Poultry: 165˚F
    • Whole Cut Beef, Pork, Lamb: 145˚F
    • Ground Meat: 155˚F
    • Vegetables, Rice, etc: 135˚F
    • Seafood: 145˚F
  1. Misleading Labeling: Properly label items not in their original packaging to prevent confusion. Cooked products should include a “Use by” date. Explore for comprehensive food safety training.
  2. Washing Meat & Poultry: Avoid cross-contamination by handling raw products properly. Learn safe handling practices at and cook to the correct internal temperature.
  3. Untrained Employees: Regularly train and remind kitchen staff about proper cleaning and sanitizing protocols. Ace Food Handler provides accessible training resources at
  4. Unsafe Food Holding: Keep hot food hot and cold food cold to prevent bacterial multiplication in the “Danger Zone” (40˚F to 140˚F). Explore for tips on safe food handling and storage.
  5. Ill Employees Handling Food: Food workers with symptoms like diarrhea, fever, or sore throat should stay home for at least 24-48 hours after symptoms cease. Learn more about health and hygiene practices at
  6. Risky Food Storage: Avoid storing raw foods above ready-to-eat items to prevent cross-contamination. Visit for comprehensive food safety training and storage guidelines.
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