5 IMPORTANT LESSONS OF FOOD HYGIENE TRAINING
The ever-growing consumerism has not only put pressure on food producing and handling companies but has also made us cautious about our health and well-being. Wholesome food with safe food handling practices and a well-maintained kitchen has become an imperative requirement. Singapore, being a “food haven”, is not any different in its food standard expectations as eat outs here have become part and parcel of Singaporean culture and lifestyle.
Certainly proper hygiene is a fundamental requirement for food preparation. Our food can contaminate at any point from slaughtering or harvesting, processing, storage, distribution, to its preparation. Lack of adequate food hygiene knowledge can lead to foodborne diseases. Good practices would not only aid in avoiding adverse food reactions but also help decrease food waste and boost workplace efficiency.
The following 5 tips will help you learn training benefits:
1) Practice good personal hygieneWash and dry hands thoroughly before handling food to avoid infecting the food that we prepare.
2) Use Safe IngredientsWash and thoroughly check ingredients to remove dirt, chemicals, and germs that may be found on the surface. Food poisoning can quickly spread from food on countertops, utensils, and hands easily. Proper training and hands-on practice will ensure learning how to prevent such mishap.
3) Handle food safelyFollow food safety guidelines when preparing food to prevent cross-contamination. Poor hygiene practices usually lead to expired food, which is unsuitable for consumption. Food hygiene training teaches us to handle food in the right way. This, in turn, maintains good quality food, avoids wastages and saves time and money.
4) Store Food EasilyIt’s recommended to store foods at the right temperature to prevent cross-contamination.
5) Maintain Cleanliness of utensils, equipment and service/storage areasMake sure all utensils, equipment, and storage areas are spotlessly clean before use to check pest infestation.
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