Hsc2029 Essay

416 Words2 Pages
HSC2029 1. It is important to implement food safety measures when providing food and drink for individuals to reduce the risk of food poisoning, you must comply with health and safety legislation and follow the trusts policies and procedures. It is important to understand the importance of food safety measures and the potential hazards when preparing, serving, and clearing away food and drink. 2. Personal protective clothing should be used when handling food and drink to protect food from contamination such as dust, hairs and fibres. Protective clothing should only be worn in the food preparation or serving area’s to prevent contamination. 3. Surfaces, utensils and equipment must be clean before beginning a new task in order to remove any matter on which bacteria will grow which will reduce the risk of foreign matter in food. It will prevent cross contamination. 4. It is important to clear and dispose of food waste promptly and safely to prevent pest hazards. It will prevent multiplication of bacteria (Pathogens), Reduce risk of food decaying and becoming unfit to eat. 5. It is important to store different types of food and drink safely to reduce the risk of contamination and multiplication of bacteria. Food and drink should be labelled with best before dates, different types of food should be stored together such as dry foods, chilled foods, raw foods and frozen foods. 6. Hands should be washed before handling any food sources and immediately after. Hands should be washed between preparing different types of food for example, raw meats, dry foods. People should work by the 5 moments of ‘Hand Hygiene’ which the trust follows. 7. When preparing food and drink surfaces of the preparation area and your hands should be clean at all times. Your hair should be covered with something. Prevent contaminating food with pathogens spreading from people, pets, and pests.
Open Document