The Importance of Food Safety

Food Safety In An Everyday Task, Learn About It!

Restaurant owners and the hospitality sector as all has been put in the light when it comes to hygiene and putting the safety of their customers on the top. It has always been crucial to keep the healthy regulations followed whether there is a virus or not. But, restaurants had to put new rules to adapt to this global crises.

COVID-19 and its variants has put restaurants under stress to modify their safety regulations to keep up with the virus while functioning to keep customers and employees safe and avoid health code violations.

These are safety tips to follow for your restaurant:

Cleaning and sanitation; these are golden steps for clean restaurant regime. It is important to set a cleaning schedule with a checklist on how to clean every surface in the restaurant. Provide a training program to introduce the new techniques on how to sanitize and to remove surface pathogens.

These are the 5 steps to follow:

  1. Remove dirt off the surface.
  2. Wash the surface with approved detergent.
  3. Rinse the surface.
  4. Sanitize the surface with a chemical solution.
  5. Allow the surface to air dry.

Wash hands frequently

The importance of regularly washing your hands cannot be underestimated at all. Wash your hands with soap alcohol-based hand sanitizers before and after food preparation to make sure no bacteria is transferred and avoid food poisoning.

Utensil Usage

You have to be organized. Use different utensils to prepare different kind of food, like special knives when cutting vegetables with a special cutting board to slice the meat. This helps cuts back the spread of bacteria in food.

Storage of food

Store raw meats, seafood and poultry on the bottom shelves of your fridge. While cooked food, raw vegetables and fruits store higher on your shelves, since raw meats have the tendency to leek liquid so it won’t get into other food.

On the side tips:

  • Use the approved detergents.
  • To kill germs use Disinfectants, such as bleach.
  • Use separate buckets and cloths for cleaning floors.
  • Use separate cloths or sponges for separate tasks
  • Don’t cook foods too far in advance.