This course will introduce you to the basic principles of Hygiene and Food Safety. You will learn how to develop the fundamental aspects of a food safety system by ensuring that Awareness, Understanding and Implementation take place in the correct order so that a solid foundation for safe food can be built.
In this course you will learn:
How to clean and sanitise correctly
The importance of hand washing and personal hygiene
How to store foods in a fridge safety as well as the correct way to keep dry foods.
The importance of temperature control in food safety
How to handle food in your kitchen by avoiding cross-contamination, defrosting, cooling and reheating of foods.
If food safety is not being monitored, there can be no management. Finally this course will help you monitor important food safety areas so that you can manage your food safety with peace of mind.
The cleaning and sanitising food safety pillar in integral to maintaining a food safety system. In this lecture you will learn how to clean and sanitise tables, equipment and cutting boards.
This quiz will test your understanding of the clean and sanitising pillar.
In this lecture you will learn how to develop a cleaning schedule. What areas in the kitchen are of critical, major and minor risk. And how to deep clean a table at the end of a shift.
This quiz will test your knowledge on deep cleaning and checklist implementation.
This lecture will help you implement the correct hand washing procedure, create awareness around good personal hygiene, and the risks of poor hygiene awareness.
This quiz will test your knowledge on hand washing and personal hygiene.
This lecture will show you how to store foods correctly. The risks involved in raw and ready-to-eat foods and creating awareness around biological, physical and chemical contamination.
This quiz will test your knowledge on the safest way to store food.
In this lecture, you will learn to be aware of what temperature bacteria can grow rapidly and cause harm. You will also learn how to correctly, cook, reheat, cool and defrost foods safely.
This quiz will test your understanding of what temperatures food should be kept at, how to safely cook, cool and defrost foods.
This lecture covers the Food Handling Pillar, where you will learn how to implement colour-coding effectively as well as manage defrosting, cooling and heating of foods.
This quiz will test your understanding of how to handle food safely.
Having been in the Hygiene & Food Safety consulting business for over 10 years, conducting well over 10 000 hours of audits within a variety of clients ranging from catering, retail, restaurants and hotels. I have seen most of what a kitchen does in terms of hygiene and food safety (the best and the worst).
I believe that sharing knowledge in awareness,understanding and implementation of hygiene and food safety is key to developing a food safety system that will be effective, efficient and sustainable.