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Basic Food Hygiene

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Basic Food Hygiene

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  1. Basic Food Hygiene 8th May Basic Food Hygiene Exam

  2. What is Food Hygiene? The good practices which lead to clean workplaces and the safe production of food • It’s purpose is to preserve health by • Reducing the risk of producing harmful food • Preventing infestations by pests like flies, mice

  3. Why learn about Food Hygiene? There are 1000’s of cases of food poisoning a year which result in up to 40 deaths a year! • Poor hygiene can also lead to: • Food wastage • Infestation by pests • Loss of customers and profit • Legal action against you or the firm you work for

  4. Spot the hazards!

  5. What does it involve? • Personal Hygiene • Cleaning and disinfecting • Preventing any organisms multiplying • Destroying any harmful bacteria by cooking • Discarding unfit or contaminated food

  6. Symptoms of food poisoning • Vomiting • Diarrhoea • Headache • Stomach cramp • Fever

  7. Vulnerable Groups • Food poisoning is more likely to affect people with lowered resistance to disease than healthy people who might show mild symptoms or none at all. • The following are particularly vulnerable to food poisoning: - • Elderly or sick people • Babies • Young children • Pregnant women

  8. Contamination Chemical – Cleaning chemicals, pesticides Microbial – food poisoning bacteria Most common cause Physical – insects, dust, paper, metal