How much do you know about Food Hygiene?
At the Griffith Carevan we understand the importance of Food Hygiene. Food Hygiene is about keeping yourself, the kitchen and food preparation areas clean and preventing the spread of harmful germs. One of the best ways to practice Food Hygiene is to wash your hands thoroughly. Here are some hand washing steps that are important before and after preparing food:
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Along with keeping yourself clean and tidy when preparing food, it is also important to make sure your utensils (knives, forks, spoons etc), kitchen surfaces and pots and plates are clean. No one wants to get sick, so it is the responsibility of the person who is preparing food to practice good Food Hygiene.
Be safe, use Food Safety...
When working in any kitchen or food preparation area, it is essential that injury or accidents are avoided. The Griffith Carevan volunteers all know this, and we strive to ensure everyones safety. But you can do it at home too by following these helpful tips:
- Keep sharp objects, like knives, in safe places where they won't fall or be easily accessible to children. Also, remember to always use them with care!
- Use mitts when handling hot items.
- Always keep pot handles turned inward on the stove to prevent spillage from knocks or snagging on clothes.
- Always be alert when heating food, whether it be on the stove top or bbq, in the oven and microwave.
- Keep raw meat separate from other raw meats. Cross contamination can cause severe illness.
- Keep the kitchen free of objects that may cause obstruction and tripping.
It's not hard to be safe in the kitchen, it just takes care and awareness on your part.