Food safety combines a number of practices to reduce health hazards, these include: Premises Hygiene, Personal Hygiene, Risk Control, Pest Control and Waste Management.
Why does it matter? It matters a great deal, because the food we eat has an enormous impact on our well being.
Food safety is about minimising the risk of serious food borne illnesses, food poisoning and contamination by identifying and reducing the level of potential hazards.
If you’re in food manufacturing, catering or retail, then you’re very likely to come across some of the hazards in your work everyday. Knowing what to do minimise these risks will make the food you handle or prepare safer for those consuming it.