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Operational Manual Section : : FOOD SAFETY : TOILET AND HANDWASHING FACILITIES : Ensure each food preparation area, bar, warewashing area, and garbage-processing area has at least one handwashing facility located in it. : Ensure a handwashing facility is within 8 meters (26 feet) of all parts of the area and is not located in an adjacent area that requires passage through a closed door where the user makes hand contact with the door. Ensure handwash sinks are at least 750 millimeters (30 inches) above the deck so that employees do not have to reach excessively to wash their hands. The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
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