In this assignment I am going to be outlining and explaining safe practices necessary in preparing, cooking and serving food in a health or social care setting and relevant legislation in relation to preparing, cooking and serving food.
Safe practices of food preparation, cooking and service
When you are working in a hospital with food, it is highly important that hygiene is well controlled because food must be kept safe, otherwise patients could become ill, this is normally done by; - Protecting food from contamination by harmful bacteria
- Preventing bacteria from multiplying to dangerous levels
- Destroying harmful bacteria in or on food by cooking
- Disposing of harmful food safely. Troi.firstname.lastname@example.org, The basic rules of food hygiene are outlined below;
- Always wash your hands before touching food, particularly after going to the toilet, after touching animals, your own skin and hair and after touching raw food. - Always cover any break in the skin of your hands, or sores or spots, with waterproof adhesive dressing (preferably a brightly coloured one so it is noticeably if it comes off) - No smoking during the preparation of food or in areas where food or prepared or consumed. - Avoid preparing food if you have any illness (particularly skin, nose or throat infections and sickness and/or diarrhoea.) - Do not allow animals into the food preparation area.
- Cover food to protect it from flies and other insects.
- Wrap all food waste and dispose of it in a covered waste bin. - Clean as you go. Wash surfaces with hot water and detergent. - Wipe spills up immediately with kitchen tissue and place this is in a covered bin. - Serve food as soon as possible after preparing it.
- Never allow raw food to come in contact with...