6.1.8 Safe Food-Handling Practices

Whenever we discuss feeding, safe food-handling practices are important at every step to keep clients safe.  Food service employees are trained and receive certification to ensure their understanding of these principles, and all other workers handling food need to understand these principles and demonstrate compliance. You should be well versed in how to handle:

  • Food allergens and allergen management
  • Cross-contamination
  • Personal hygiene
  • Causes of foodborne illness
  • Potentially hazardous foods / high-risk foods
  • Proper food storage, preparation and cooking techniques
  • Time and temperature control

Food preparation and handling practices are discussed at length in the following lessons from Infection Control:

Please review these lessons now.

A person chops fruit while wearing gloves and gown
In order to prevent the hand-to-food transmission, this person is wearing personal protective equipment and using a clean surface and knife.

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