GCSE Food and Nutriton

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  • Created on: 15-05-10 13:22

Good food Hygiene:

  • Good personal hygiene
  • Carefull buying and storing of food
  • Safe Preperation of food
  • Good Kitchen Hygiene

Our hands, ears nose and mouth carry dangerous food poisoning bacteria, and can be passed on by poor hygiene.

Personal Hygiene:

  • wear clean apron
  • wash hands thoroughly (use hot soapy water)
  • was hands after touching raw food , waste products and using the loo
  • dry hands using paper towels
  • never cough or smoke near food
  • cover cuts with blue waterproof plasters (cuts carry bacteria)
  • tie hair back
  • dont work with food when sick

Careful buying and storing of food:

Make sure food is as fresh as possible when bought and it is stored safely to reduce the risk of cross contamination and deterioration.

Tips on Buying Food:

  • but from shops that are clean and well run
  • check best before
  • pack chilled foods in a cool bag prevents heat loss
  • pack raw and cooked meats in seperate bags
  • avoid leaving perishable foods in warm cars or at room temp
  • store food as soon as possible

Tips on Storing food:

  • throw away out of date food
  • store food according to instructins on packaging
  • stoe in cool dry place away from pests
  • keep food coerd
  • store perishable foods in fridge at 0°c - 5°c
  • store frozen food in freezer at -18°c or below
  • cool food quickly before storage(reduce the risk of bacteria growth)
  • avoid cross contamination

Good Hygiene during Food Prep:

Food can be contaminated during prep and cooking so it needs to handled careful along wiht good storage . Food must be reheated or cooked properly to make sure it reaches a high enough temp for a long enough…


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