Food and Drink Safety and Hygiene Training
Food and Drink are inseparable terms. Both derive from the Latin word” fide” which means “of life”. Food is a liquid prepared for human consumption intended for daily consumption. In addition to their primary purpose of fulfilling thirst, food plays various other roles in modern society. Common forms of food and drink include juice, milk, soups, tea and coffee.
With the growth of population and increasing consumption of processed foods, food safety has become an increasingly important issue. Increasingly, food and beverage manufacturers are choosing to use chemicals, synthetic materials and additives in their products instead of natural ingredients. This practice has resulted in a variety of environmental health issues ranging from increased incidence of illness to premature death. The use of chemicals is particularly problematic because they may increase the risk of cancer and increase the risk of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. Recent legislation has attempted to restrict the use of chemicals in food and drink.
Food and Drink safety and hygiene training are compulsory for all employees within a restaurant or take-away food service industry. It should consist of procedures relating to the production, preparation, handling and storage of all potentially hazardous or contaminated foods and drink. The requirements will vary according to the type of food that you are providing. Food and Drink requirements will also differ depending on the level of service that you provide. The requirement for the various modules in Food and Drink Safety and Hygiene can be found by visiting the CFDS website.