Working Safely with Food
This ebook is a concise and clear reference to the most important things you need to know when working with food. Food is essential for human life, providing nourishment and delivering nutrients for sustaining life and improving health. Eating and drinking however is the primary transport pathway for pathogens to enter the body.
Knowing risk and contamination and mitigating against all forms of food borne illness is only the first step in food safety. This ebook will walk you through all you need to know.
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Food safety puts risk management at its core. Learn a quality control mindset, ensure the viability of a business, don't neglect standards. Degraded food can be dangerous to human health. This book can help you make better choices and achieve better results when working with food.
- facility processing or manufacturing,
- in preparation, or,
- cooking, in catering or food serving,
- or in sales of pre-packaged food.
CHAPTER 1 – INTRODUCTION TO FOOD SAFETY
Benefits and objectives of food safety include:
Risk & risk analysis
Risk management strategies
CHAPTER 2 – FOODBORNE HAZARDS AND CONTAMINANTS
Characteristics of common foodborne pathogens
Salmonella and Salmonellosis
Escherichia Coli (E. Coli)
Noroviruses And Rotaviruses
Case study: breaded chicken
What is an allergen?
CHAPTER 3 – HYGIENE
Methods of preventing contamination
Storing food effectively
Colour coded cutting boards
Change utensils for raw and cooked food
Use signage and conduct training
General safe handling practices
Dishwashers and sterilisation
When hygiene practices fail
CHAPTER 4 – STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION
Reducing spoilage by a microorganisms
Legislation in handling and transport
Guidelines for safe handling different food types
CHAPTER 5 – WORKER SAFETY (OH&S)
Business owner responsibilities
CHAPTER 6 – BEST PRACTICE & QUALITY CONTROL
Health warnings and advisory statements
Food inspectors and quality control
Food traceability & the benefits
Who is responsible for traceability
How is traceability managed?
Quality assurance and control
Further reading and study
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