Food Safety Certification: Prioritizing Health, Safety, and Hygiene

Promoting Health and Safety Through Education and Training

To ensure the highest standards of food safety, it is crucial for food establishments, schools, and organizations to prioritize education and training. This article will provide valuable information and resources to help you effectively manage a food establishment. Let’s explore some essential aspects of food safety together.

The Significance of Hand Hygiene

One of the key factors in preventing contamination and the spread of infection is maintaining proper hand hygiene. Viruses and bacteria, though invisible to the naked eye, can be present on our hands if we don’t wash them thoroughly. To address this concern, the City of Lincoln Food Code (LMC 8.20) implemented regulations on October 1, 2016. These regulations prohibit bare hand contact with ready-to-eat food and require food service workers to practice good hand washing techniques.

To emphasize the importance of hand hygiene, we have provided educational resources such as posters and informational brochures. These resources offer guidelines for proper glove use, demonstrate techniques for double handwashing, and provide alternatives to bare hand contact. By following these recommendations, food service workers can effectively prevent contamination and ensure the safety of their customers.

Glove Use & Food Safety

Handling Body Fluid Clean-Up

Accidents involving body fluids require careful attention to prevent the spread of germs and maintain a safe environment. Whether it’s vomiting, diarrhea, blood, or spittle, these bodily fluids can carry harmful bacteria and viruses. It is therefore essential to train employees on proper clean-up procedures to minimize the risk of disease transmission.

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To assist you in this process, we offer a suggested inventory for a Norovirus Clean-Up Kit. This kit contains the necessary tools for effective clean-up and can be obtained through your regular supplier or suitable alternatives. Additionally, we provide a chart of recommended disinfectants to reduce the risk of Norovirus contamination. Following these guidelines, along with our comprehensive cleaning and disease prevention instructions, will ensure the safety of your employees and customers.

Make use of our informative PowerPoint presentation on incident clean-up. This presentation provides step-by-step instructions on safely handling bodily fluids, protecting both yourself and those around you from airborne germs that can lead to the spread of diseases. We also offer an incident report form to promptly report any incidents to the appropriate authorities and agencies.

By equipping yourself with the proper knowledge and resources, you can create a safe environment that prioritizes health and hygiene. Remember, when it comes to food safety, prevention is always better than cure.

To learn more about food safety practices and resources, visit Hook’d Up Bar and Grill.