Food and Beverage processing
Food Hygiene, otherwise known as Food Safety can be defined as handling, preparing and storing food or drink in a way that best reduces the risk of consumers becoming sick from the food-borne disease.
The principles of food safety aim to prevent food from becoming contaminated and causing food poisoning, loss of stock and revenue.
This means that food hygiene is important at home as well as in the restaurant, retail store or food factory.
There has become an ever-increasing awareness of food safety by the general public and news agencies are reporting on food recalls and outbreaks much more often.
Reviewing the available statistics, The CDC estimates that each year 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalised, and 3,000 die from food poisoning.
Personal hygiene is a practice everyone should have. It is important to always wash your hands with soap and water before handling food.