Over the years things have changed in the way food is prepared and cooked. Gone are the days of leaving frozen meat out on the kitchen counter at room temperature to thaw. Research and science have shown us that improper food handling, preparation and storage and bad personal hygiene can and will result in food poisoning (also referred to as foodborne illness). Foodborne illness, commonly caused by bacteria and viruses, is defined as any illness that results from eating contaminated food. Symptoms of foodborne illness include upset stomach, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and dehydration. Symptoms may range from mild to severe. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that in the United States alone, food poisoning causes about 76 million illnesses, 300,000 hospitalizations, and up to 5,000 deaths each year.
Good personal hygiene and proper food handling play a vital role in the health and well-being of not only yourself but to those whom you also serve. Most foodborne illness outbreaks are a result of contamination from food handlers. Sanitary food handling, proper cooking and refrigeration should prevent most foodborne illnesses. This training program will provide valuable information to help you and those people you serve stay healthy.
The video is 19 minutes and addresses these major topics:
The following are free previews of the Food Safety & Personal Hygiene Training videos: