UNIT 4222-233 Meet food safety requirements when providing food and drink for individuals
Outcome 1 Understand the importance of food safety measures when providing food and drink for individuals
1. Identify potential food safety hazards when preparing,serving,clearing away and storing food and drink
When preparing food, you must be sure the area is completely clean and free of bacteria before starting. Clean the cutting board after each use, using bleach or disinfectant solution cleaning up after meats or poultry. Keep foods at proper temperatures, to avoid bacterial growth and the possibility of food poisoning. Keep hot foods hot, and cold foods cold. Be careful not to cut yourself with sharp knives, or burn yourself with hot oil or hot water. Keep chemicals stored in separate area from foods. When clearing away, use clean cloth to wipe table, not leftover napkins - to avoid spreading germs. Most importantly, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before and after food preparation and after cleaning up.
2. Explain the importance of implementing food safety measures when providing food and drink for individuals
The main reason for implementing food safety is to keep individuals from becoming ill due to food not properly prepared. In a large setting such as banquets, weddings or group gatherings you can make a large portion of the population ill by not following proper food safety. These illnesses can range from mild (upset stomach, headache) to severe (death). Food should be thrown out or refrigerated after being left out for 2 hours. All reheated food should be heated to 140 degrees F.
Make sure you practice good hygiene, by washing your hands, washing utensils before using again, heating properly and storing properly.
3. Explain why personal protective clothing should be used when handling food and drink
Personal protective clothing should be worn when handling food to prevent the spread of germs or bacteria for example if you have a small cut...