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Food Hygiene

Food hygiene is important, in the service industry we need to know how to work hygienically.  We need to learn how to better our hygiene practices and reduce the risk of becoming ill or causing others to become ill.   Every year in Namibia, children die from dehydration, the root cause possibly being poor hygiene practices.  This is simply because people are uninformed of the dangers of poor hygiene in general.  This course is a one full day, students receive a certificate of attendance on successful completion of an assessment.  In our Food Hygiene course we learn the following:

                                              
  • What is food hygiene
  • What are the costs of poor food hygiene
  • What are the benefits of good food hygiene
  • Personal Hygiene
  • For the workplace – kitchens, waitrons, bar staff
  • Food poisoning
  • Causes of food poisoning
  • What is cross contamination
  • Temperature and Food
  • Refrigerator thermometers
  • Cooling hot foods
  • Air movement
  • Raw food practices
  • Storage of raw food
  • When preparing raw food
Bacteria                                                    
  • What are bacteria
  • What do bacteria need to grow
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcus Aureus

The 10 main reasons for food poisoning                                

The chain of food poisoning is                                        

Cleaning and waste disposal in the workplace                            

Pests and pest control                                            

Tips for us personally                                            

Quick reference for the workplace