Food Safety

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Ensuring the quality and safety of food served in any foodservice establishment is critical in making your business grow. Learn the basics of food safety and how it can affect your business today!

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In the absence of FOOD SAFETY Program

 

FOOD POISONING

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Any disease caused by the consumption of food or drink that is contaminated causes diarrhea, vomiting, illness

FOOD POISONING OUTBREAK

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Occurs when 2 or more people experience the same illness after eating the same food.

 

Why is Food Safety Important

Cross Contamination

Most Common Causes of Food Poisoning

Different Types of Contamination

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Biological

Most serious type of Hazard

If you eat food contaminated with germs it can make you ill

 

Chemical

Affects the smell and taste of the product

Inadequate rinsing of utensils

Same storage for cleaning agent and food items

Cleaning agent near the cooking area

Spraying of pesticide near the food item


dishes

 

Food Quality

Physical

Visible to the naked eye

Eg. Hair, Paper, Insect, Cloth, Pins, Glass (Items that should not be present in food)

 

Allergens

All foods containing these allergens must be clearly labelled on menus or signs in your catering outlet

Top 14 allergens

Gluten, Crustaceans, Eggs, Celery, Milk,
Fish, Treenuts, Sulphites, Soya, Sesame,
Peanuts, Mustard, Lupin, Molluscs

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