Unit 203

Unit 4222-233 Meet food safety requirements when providing food and drink for individuals
Outcome 1 Understand the importance of food safety measures when providing food and drink for individuals.
1.1 Identify potential food safety hazards when preparing, serving, clearing away and storing food and drink.
Potential hazards are:
  * Using unclean utensils, work surfaces.
  * Not storing of food stuff and drinks properly.
  * Not washing hands before and after tasks.
  * Not wiping surfaces before and after preparing/cooking food or drinks.
  * Not disposing of items in proper manner.
1.2 Explain the importance of implementing food safety measures when providing food and drink for individuals.
The importance of implementing food safety is to keep individuals from becoming ill due to food not being properly prepared.  You can make an individual ill by not following proper food safety. These illnesses can range from mild (upset stomach, headache) to severe (death). Make sure you practice good hygiene, by washing your hands, washing utensils before using again, heating properly and storing properly.  When clearing away, use a clean cloth to wipe table - to avoid spreading germs.
1.3 Explain why personal protective clothing should be used when handling food and drink.
Personal protective clothing should be worn when handling food to prevent the spread of germs or bacteria one example is if you have a small cut on you hand, it could get infected or you could spread infection onto the food therefore spreading to the individual. Using aprons will protect your clothing from becoming dirty but will also prevent any bacteria on your clothing spreading onto surfaces and the food you are preparing. Gloves and aprons will also protect your skin from burns from oils, very hot liquids and food containers. Long hair should be tied back or hair nets should be worn to prevent hair getting into food. Nails should be kept short and hands should be cleaned...