I work in a restaurant in Erie County. Do I have to pull my hair back or wear a hair net while working?

The State Food Code states "All persons within a food service establishment who work in areas where food is prepared are to use hats, caps or hair nets as restraints which minimize hair contact with hands, food and food-contact surfaces." Each employer may have work rules that exceed this code requirement.

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Phone: (716) 858-7690

Fax: (716) 858-8701

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, New York 14202

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