Artificial Nails a “No-No” When Serving Food

Artificial Nails a “No-No” When Serving Food

Posted January 27, 2015

Acrylic fingernails are all the rage, especially for young women.  However, they pose a threat to food safety if staff members with these fingernails are serving food to customers.

Many of our venue partners have included the non-wearing of artificial fingernails in their staff policies, meaning that, if a staff member serving food continues to wear the nails, it is a warnable matter (i.e. a matter for which the staff member can receive a formal warning).

LBA recommends venues include a section on food safety, including the wearing of artificial fingernails, in their staff policies and induction documents.  For appropriate wording contact leigh@leighbarrett.com.au