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What is food safety and hygiene?
Food safety and hygiene are the things we need to do to prevent improper cooking, bacteria and other food-borne diseases. If you are working in a food premise like restaurants, food chains, or cafes then you will need to take a Food Hygiene Certification for you to understand different things about food safety and hygiene.
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Personal hygiene in relation to food safety is extremely important in the prevention of food borne illness. A person that handles food should have clean hands and fingerna…ils, wash their hands between each task, be free from any illness, and keep hair in pony tail.
To put it simply, Food Safety relates to the proper storage of the food, temperatures, prevention of cross contamination of foods, etc. Food Hygiene is part of f…ood safety and is dependent on YOU! Is your hair pulled back or under a hat, finger nails cleaned, gloves worn, aprons worn, hand washing and so on. In other words food hygiene is what you do to prevent contamination of food.
Tourists are not going to enjoy their visit to any given tourist spot if they are served bad food that makes them sick. And if they do not enjoy their visit, they won't be com…ing back, nor will they recommend that spot to their friends. So tourism will decline.
The difference between food safety and personal hygiene is this; Personal Hygiene: Is when you wash your hands(a pain but we have to do it), don't pick your nose and things… like that, Keeping us germ free. Food Safety; Is when you cook food properly, wash carrots before you eat them and etc.... Food safety is all about keeping food safe to eat.
How does poor personal hygiene and not complying with company hygiene procedures affect food safety in the workplace?
Your hands and fingernails are extremely dirty. They need to be washed with soap and warm water every time you touch any thing. Start noticing how much you touch your own body…. A lot of germs are passed through the hands. Nurses and Doctors pass a lot of them by not washing their hands enough.
food sanitation & safety is important in preparing food because when your hand are dirty and you will serve a food to a customer... you can pass the germs to a customer and it… can be a fever... but when your hand are clean.. the customer will like your service...
The importance of personal hygiene and food safety in the food industry is that a lack of both will get people sick, may possibly lead to death, and then law suits. It can cau…se food borne illnesses and that is a big thing. Personal hygiene rules to remember are: shower daily, wear a clean uniform and apron, wash hands when you enter the kitchen and whenever you touch your face/hair/put your hands in your pockets/ touch dirty towels/take out the garbage/eat/drink/smoke/use the restroom (remove apron and chef's jacket before doing so), wear gloves when you have cuts on your hands (change often and wash hands before putting gloves on and after taking them off), wear a hat or hair net to prevent hair from getting into food, don't chew gum, use plastic spoons to taste food and then throw them away. Food safety would be to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold (meaning out of the danger zone), avoid cross contamination by using a clean cutting board to prepare raw beef, pork, seafood, or chicken, wash your knife and sanitize it after use, don't mix raw and cooked product, observe FIFO, always store raw meat, seafood, and poultry on the bottom of the fridge, and ... I think the picture is clear. Keep it clean, keep it safe and the health department won't shut you down and that is very important.
We need to study the food safety and sanitation in order to prevent the spread of germs which can cause of food poisoning and it can cause also illness..
Yes, because it will help you not to become ill and get serious diseases from the food you are eating. Without food safety you could cut yourself, make a fire, or hurt another… person that is a bystander. Hygiene is extremely important for many of the same reasons. For instance, if you don't wash your hands after handling chicken you could kill someone!
Are you serious? That is the first class chef's learn in culinary school: Safety and Sanitation. You don't graduate unless you pass that class! You don't have to have gone t…o culinary school, but many food establishments are certified for Safety /Sani. Ultimately you are liable for the product your offering to the public. And if its contaminated your held responsible! I know that I would not eat a product prepared by someone who is suffering from the stomach flu- who forgot to wash their hands after using the bathroom, refuses to tie their hair up in a hair net, sneezes in their hands (not in their coat sleeve), refuses to properly store perishables, cross contaminates their cutting board (i.e cuts raw veggies on the poultry cutting surface). My Experiences: Taco Bell (I forgot the location): I went to a Taco Bell drive-through once. I was at the window, watching my food being prepared. The young lady at the end of prep line was standing there picking something out her teeth with her acrylic nails. She then proceeded to touch my burrito and wrap in the paper. I asked for them to do the burrito over! I stopped eating at Taco Bell two years ago! Dos Pina's (SOMA): I ordered a plate of fresh fish tacos with chips and salsa on the side. It looked good and tasted great! I was 3/4ths done, when I saw what I call "The Cancer" of food preparation: Hair! There was a long strand oozing out the side of the taco with the jack cheese. I walked back to the kitchen and showed the cook that hair is not cool in food! I noticed that no one was wearing a hair net, cap, chef's hat...nothing. I asked for a refund and they gave it to me. Again, I did not go back, nor did I recommend the place to anyone. Chinatown (SF, Ca): I was walking by a authentic Chinese Bakery/Restaurant. I was looking at the wonderful food through the window. The woman at the register was filling a bag full of pork buns for a customer. When she turned her back to the window to walk back to the register, she proceeded to "pick her undies out her butt" with one hand, holding pork buns in the other. I knew not to go there and eat! Olive Garden (Hayward, Ca): I was eating lunch with friends. The server placed my order in front of me, but she touched the rim of the plate with her bare fingers! That is a Safety Sanitation NO-NO!!!!!! I told her to take it back, re-plate the food and re-serve my plate with a napkin shielding her fingers from the plate. It's textbook. She got offended, so gently informed her it's a form safety practice. I didn't know if she had picked her teeth, picked her butt, ran her finger up her nose. You just don't know! Note: If you are being served by someone in a public food establishment, THEY SHOULD NEVER TOUCH THE RIM OF THE SERVING SURFACE. Period. And you have the right to send it back. If it's a cup, saucer, bowl, plate, fondue pot..whatever, if your server touches the rim, you have the right to send it back for a redue. And trust me, we as head chef's dislike food that is sent back! Great chef's are programmed to remedy the problem, because we want customers to come back and dine with us. That why the front of the house and back of the house have to be cohesive. Think about? Put yourself in the customer's shoes. I have other experiences, but I'm sure you get the point! Good Luck!
Food safety and hygiene are crucial when handling and preparing food. It is what prevents sickness, death, and litigation.
Mainly to prevent food poisoning, but also to prevent physical, environmental and chemical contamination, and in relation to catering having upmost customer satisfaction.
Sell all food packaged and labelled Follow correct procedures to ensure that food is safe to eat Ensure that food is to the correct weight Follow correct procedures for the pr…icing of food
In or out of the workplace, inadequate personal hygiene or improper behavior by food handlers can result in tainted food and food-borne illness for those who eat the food.
What is the relevance of food hygiene and safety in veterinary public health and preventive medicine?
Food-borne illnesses remain a serious health threat to the general public. Food hygiene practices and food safety measures help to reduce the risk of food-borne illness by con…trolling and reducing the microbial contamination of food sold to consumers. Veterinarians get involved with this mostly on the meat and poultry products food chain. If a sick animal is slaughtered for food, the organs and meat may be contaminated with bacteria that cannot be removed through normal processing. Because of this risk, in the United States (and most other developed countries), a veterinarian is hired by the federal government to be on duty at slaughter plants to evaluate the live animals and dead carcasses for disease. If a disease is found throughout the animal, the meat and by-products are condemned and prohibited from entering the human food chain.
its important to be sanitary when your cooking, or preparing food, so who ever's eating it doesn't get food poisoning. when you have food poisoning, you vomit, get cramps, and…/or diarrhea. but you may not get food poisoning rite away, it could be weeks until you start noticing side affects, hope this answer was helpful.
Yes. If it wouldn't be required of staff to follow the established procedures, there would be no point in having a food safety plan.