Can I reuse my plate when I go back up to the buffet for more?
No. Leave your dirty plate for the server or place it in a dish bin and take a clean plate for additional food. There is risk of the serving utensil touching your used plate and transferring pathogens back into the food on display.

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1. Do I need to use disposable gloves when serving non-potentially hazardous food?
2. Do I need a hair restraint when working with food?
3. Can I refill my soda or coffee with the same cup?
4. Can I reuse my plate when I go back up to the buffet for more?
5. Should I cover food that is cooling?
6. How many eating establishments are in Portland?
7. How often are eating establishments inspected in the City of Portland?
8. What makes an establishment High Risk or another type of risk?