Why food safety and hygiene is important?

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Ingredient 1: Business


Why food safety and hygiene is important?


In order to keep your food outlet clean and the food you serve safe, it is necessary to put food safety and food hygiene management procedures in place.

Ten Contributors to Food Poisoning
  1. Inadequate refrigeration – store high-risk food at 5 degrees C or less.
  2. Food stored at room temperature – minimise the time high-risk food is stored at room temperature (a maximum of 4 hours).
  3. Food prepared too far in advance – can increase the likelihood of contamination and time in the ‘danger zone’.
  4. Inadequate cooling – cool food quickly in small batches.
  5. Inadequate re-heating – heat food quickly to over 60 degrees C to destroy bacteria.
  6. Inadequate thawing – ensure raw meat such as poultry is thawed thoroughly so the cooking process heats the internal temperature to over 60 degrees C, destroying bacteria naturally present.
  7. Poor housekeeping – clean premises reduce the number of bacteria that can be transferred during food preparation.
  8. Cross-contamination – staff with good food handling practices will reduce the likelihood of cross-contamination.
  9. Contaminated processed food – use reputable suppliers to ensure you receive good quality food.
  10. Poor personal hygiene – ensure staff knows and practice good personal hygiene habits.


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Why food safety and hygiene is important?

Understand and comply with health and safety food standards, to ensure the food you are selling is safe for your customers.


4 Ingredients:

Business – keep within the law

Marketing – increase sales, make more profit

Operations – controls to save time and money

Ideas – keep your customers coming back


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