b'Cross ContaminationWashing dishes in a dishwasherAnytime you are serving food to the public, you must ensure that all serving dishes, cooking pots and utensils, and food contact surfaces have been washed, rinsed and sanitized between each use.You can wash dishes in one of two ways: by hand in a three-compartment sink, or with a commercial dishwashing machine.Follow these steps to ensure proper washing, rinsing and sanitizing1.Scrape food off the plates before loading them onto the rack.2.Stack dishes in dish racks, making sure that water can reach both sides of each plate.3.Turn cups, mugs, glasses and bowls upside down so they dont become filled with water during the cycle.4.Make sure plates and flatware are standing up in the racks, not laid flat.5.Let dishes air dry for at least 1-2 minutes; do not use a towel, which can contaminate the clean dishes.6.Dont touch any surface that a guests mouth will touch with your bare hands.7.Store concave items like bowls, pots and pans upside down.8.When you put items away, make sure utensils are kept on a shelf thats at least six inches off the ground and in a clean, dry spot.72'