Violations from the Field

How many food safety violations can you identify in this small kitchen work area?




  • Access to the handwashing sink is being blocked by a cart.
  • The box on the cart contains a large amount of meat that is being held at room temperature.
  • A tub of meat is being stored on top of a trash can.
  • An absorbent wiping cloth is placed under the cutting board.
  • A container of spices is being stored on a visibly soiled cutting board.


What food safety violations do you see in this photo?




  • The only handwashing sink that’s available in this kitchen is blocked by bus tubs and being used as a storage area for bucket lids.


– shared by Jen Birdsong


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