Food Safety refers to handling, preparing and storing food in a way to best reduce the risk of individuals becoming sick from food borne illnesses. 

Food safety is a global concern that covers a variety of different areas of everyday life.

The principles of food safety aim to prevent food from becoming contaminated and causing food poisoning. This is achieved through a variety of different avenues, some of which are:

Properly cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces, equipment and utensils

Maintaining a high level of personal hygiene, especially hand-washing

Storing, chilling and heating food correctly with regards to temperature, environment and equipment

Implementing effective pest control

Comprehending food allergies, food poisoning and food intolerance


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