Watches, Bracelets and jewelled rings harbour dirt and bacteria and restrict effective hand washing (microbiological hazard). Furthermore, stones and small pieces or metal from jewellery including earrings and brooches are a potential physical hazard. They may end up in the food and result in a customer complaint. Most food businesses allow staff to wear a plain wedding ring and a sleeper earring. Body piercings in exposed parts of the body are unacceptable and at the very least require covering with a suitable plaster. Strong-smelling perfume, hand creams or aftershave are a potential chemical hazard and should not be worn by the food handlers as they may taint the food, especially food with a high fat content.
ADD PHOTO OF TO MANY RINGS ON A PERSONS HAND