Food Hygiene Safety Tips

Food safety is a prerequisite for food security and a healthy diet. Only safe food is healthy food.  Five Food Hygiene Safety Tips

(1) Keep clean

(2) Separate raw and cooked

(3) Cook thoroughly

(4) Keep food at safe temperatures

(5) Use safe water and raw materials.

Managing Employee Health

Employers – Pre-screen (e.g., take temperature and assess symptoms prior to starting work).

Employers – Disinfect and clean workspaces and equipment, and consider more frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces.

Employees – Regularly self-monitor (e.g., take temperature and assess symptoms of coronavirus).

Employees – wear a mask or face covering.

Employees – Practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet from other people whenever possible.

Personal Hygiene for Employees

Emphasize effective hand hygiene including washing hands for at least 20 seconds.

Always wash hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Use gloves to avoid direct bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods.

Before preparing or eating food, always wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds for general food safety.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands after.

Managing Food Pick-Up and Delivery

Observe established food safety practices for time/temp control, cleaning hands, no sick workers, storage of food, etc.

Have employees wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Establish designated pick-up zones for customers to help maintain social distancing.

Practice social distancing when delivering food.