Food hygiene and purchasing policy
With food hygiene, you must take into account all the processes in your company. Think about purchasing products. Take the shelf life date into account. With a product passed its date there is a big chance that bacteria can grow. Ensure that packaging is in order. Broken packaging is a contamination risk.
Storing food and food hygiene
Storing food products must be done according to strict procedures. The areas where products are stored must be clean. You must take into account that products can be stored in various different ways. One of the greatest dangers when storing foodstuffs is that of cross-contamination. This can be avoided simply by packing risky products correctly and keeping them separated. Ensure that old products are used first instead of new products. Old products can spoil if they are not used. Apply the First in – First out system.
When preparing foodstuffs it is important that everything is clean. Think of kitchen accessories. In addition, it speaks for itself that no one smokes and that waste is cleared up on time.
Sanitary facilities and food hygiene
A correct layout of the premises is necessary. Toilets may not be directly accessible from places where food is processed or prepared. However, toilets must be available nevertheless. Wash your hands after visiting the toilet with disinfecting soap. For wiping hands, use paper instead of a tea towel. A tea towel is a source of bacteria.
HACCP course for good food hygiene
To get food hygiene properly under control, you will need to do much more. Which processes are applicable may be found in the HACCP course. For more information about food hygiene you can follow the HACCP course via HACCPdirect. After passing the HACCP exam you will receive the official HACCP certificate.