The importance of food safety and hygiene
Journal of Food: Microbiology, Safety & Hygiene

Journal of Food: Microbiology, Safety & Hygiene
Open Access

ISSN: 2476-2059

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The importance of food safety and hygiene

Joint Event on International Conference on Food Safety and Health and 11th World Congress on Food Chemistry and Food Microbiology

August 30-31, 2018 Dubai, UAE

Francine L Shaw

Savvy Food Safety Inc., USA

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Food Microbiol Saf Hyg

Abstract :

When food safety protocols are established mistakes are reduced, foodborne illnesses are reduced or eliminated,profitability increases, employee morale increases, employee turnover is lower and the company‚??s reputation remains secure. If food safety is neglected, the risks of foodborne illness outbreaks increase. This can critically damage a company‚??s reputation, resulting in criminal negligence, expensive lawsuits and cause a company to go bankrupt. This study will discuss (1) The importance of establishing a food safety culure. This involves a commitment to continually operate in a safe manner, being proactive at eliminating hazards, training employees and establishing consistent food safety protocols. (2) Proper personal hygiene. Handwashing with soap stops the spread of disease and can save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention. (3) Preventing cross-contamination. Keep raw proteins away from ready-to-eat foods. Store and prep food allergens (e.g. peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish) away from other foods. Train staff to separate clean, sanitized dishware from used items (e.g. don‚??t carry dirty dishware through food prep areas). (4) Preventing Norovirus. Norovirus is the most common foodborne illness. It‚??s highly contagious, and easily spreadable through dirty hands and surfaces. It‚??s 100% preventable through proper handwashing, cleaning and sanitizing facilities (kitchens, restrooms, surfaces like doorknobs, etc.) and preventing employees from working when they‚??re ill. Each food service organization‚??s are different, but everyone‚??s goal is the same-keep guests safe.

Biography :

Francine L Shaw is the President of Savvy Food Safety Inc. She is a respected subject matter expert in the food safety/consulting/training industry with 20+ years in the hospitality industry. She has founded Savvy Food Safety Inc. in December of 2008, which specializes in the hospitality/retail industry in the areas of food safety, operations, sanitation and service. She oversaw several trainers for Paster Training, Inc. on a national level.

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