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What Is Food Safety?

Food safety is all about reducing the risk of causing illness from incorrectly handling, preparing or storing food. By following basic food safety principles, you can reduce this risk and protect individuals from illness and sickness from food-borne diseases.

Basic food safety principles should be followed at all times. These could include some of the following:

  • Good Cleaning Practises: Properly cleaning and sanitising all surfaces, equipment, and utensils;
  • Personal Hygiene: Maintaining a high level of personal hygiene, especially hand-washing;
  • Effective Storage: Storing, chilling, and heating food correctly; 
  • Pest Control: Implementing effective pest control; and,
  • Allergens: Understand food allergies, food poisoning, and food intolerance.
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