Good Operational Hygiene
Is regarded as an essential prerequisite in ensuring compliance with food safety and hygiene regulations. Food businesses, distribution outlets and food service providers rely on a variety of factors to protect consumer health and prevent food incidents occurring. Properly maintained premises and equipment including an organised workplace will help ensure the prevention of physical, chemical and bacterial contamination of food.
Selecting the right chemicals and cleaning materials are essential in ensuring cleaning and sanitation procedures are effective in preventing harmful pathogenic bacteria contaminating food.
It is essential food handlers receive appropriate food safety and hygiene training commensurate with their responsibility and that due diligence records such as cleaning records are maintained. Online food safety and hygiene training is now regarded as the most efficient and cost effective method of delivering training.
(Ref. FSA June 2016)
Go to www.biocare.ie to view a wide range of food safety training courses.