You want your team to attract attention for the quality of food and service they offer – not for the jewelry they are wearing. Jewelry can be a red flag for inspectors and guests alike. Items worn on fingers and wrists can make it more difficult for staff to wash their hands thoroughly and are unlikely to be sanitized sufficiently on their own to meet foodservice safety standards. This increases the potential for jewelry to harbor bacteria and expose food to pathogens or other contaminants. Jewelry may also catch on machinery or other items and accidentally drop into food or pose a safety risk to staff.