Part of Lesson Plan: Food borne Illnesses
Activity Overview / Details
Dining out is an experience people enjoy. Restaurants offer more than good food; they can also be the perfect place for talking to friends, celebrating special occasions, doing business or relaxing after a hard day.
The reasons food safety is so important:
When people dine out, they expect to have a good time. But
even more important, they expect to eat good, wholesome, and safe
food in a clean environment served by a pleasant wait staff.
All food service establishments are concerned about food
safety. An otherwise pleasurable dining experience can be
ruined by eating food that makes you sick. Illness caused by
eating unsafe food also results in loss of business, reputation,
and worst case possible this can cause death.
Describing and demonstrating correct good personal hygiene:
Most living things, including humans, carry microorganisms on, or in, their bodies. The essential first step toward keeping food safe is good personal hygiene. Good personal hygiene includes bathing daily and washing hands thoroughly. It also means wearing clean clothing and not wearing jewelry, fingernail polish, or false fingernails. Keep hair clean, neat, and restrained with hats, caps, hair clips, or hair nets. Do not work when ill. Employees who are ill can transmit microorganisms that cause illness to their coworkers, their customers, and food.
When you should wash your hands:
Before starting work / while at work / after u sing the restroom / handling raw food / Eating or drinking / Touching your hair, face, or body / Handling chemicals / Taking out the garbage / Sneezing or coughing / Smoking or chewing tobacco / Touching clothing or aprons / before putting on gloves or when changing gloves / when switching from one food handling task to another.
- Food, Acidity, Temperature, Time, Oxygen , Moisture