FOOD PREPARATION HYGIENE
Food poisoning is a serious public health problem. There are many causes of food-borne disease, including bacteria, viruses and parasites that can contaminate fruits and vegetables as well as meat, poultry and eggs.
Improperly cleaned or sanitized equipment can cause cross-contamination between foods which may result in illness if the consumer eats contaminated foods. This is particularly true for raw meats which should be cooked to proper temperatures prior to consumption; however contamination from other food items such as unwashed produce could also lead to sickness.
Cleaning agents help remove dirt, grease, grime and soils from surfaces while disinfectants help kill microorganisms on hard nonporous surfaces that come into contact with food products.
The kitchen is the heart of any restaurant so it’s important to maintain good hygiene practices. The area can quickly become a hotbed for bacteria if proper cleaning and sanitation are not used because food operations take place there.
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This helps to prevent cross contamination issues during food preparation. Separating the Serving and other areas from the kitchen is a great way of preventing cross contamination issues with food processing.
All foods have the potential to cause food borne illness, and milk and dairy products are no exception. Dairy animals may carry human pathogens that they then pass on via their milk, which can increase how likely it is for you or someone else near you to get sick from consuming a tainted product.
To ensure the safety of dairy products, it is necessary to properly clean and sanitize equipment as well as the surrounding environment. Manual or automatic cleaning systems may appear fail-proof but improper chemical usage protocols can lead to undesirable outcomes.
The Coronavirus is so wide-spread that if one of your employees tests positive for it, you should already have a response protocol ready and then minimize as much downtime as possible. When an employee tests positive for COVID-19, you should be prepared to immediately implement a response protocol.