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Basic requirements of a Food Safety Plan

Checklist for Personal Hygiene Practices of Food-handlers

Uniforms, aprons (or clothes) should be clean at the beginning of a work shift
Wear a hair restraint (hat or hairnet)
Keep fingernails short and clean
Avoid touching nose, mouth, hair and skin during food preparation
Do not smoke in food premises
Do not cough or sneeze directly onto food. Wash hands after coughing or sneezing
Wash your hands after blowing your nose
Avoid wearing jewellery while handling and preparing food
Avoid using strong perfumes/after shaves
Do not wear uniforms or aprons outside the food preparation area
Cover all wounds or cuts on hands or arms completely with bright-coloured waterproof wound strip
Wear disposable gloves if there is a wound on the hand. Change both gloves and wound strip regularly
Food handlers to be free from any illnesses such as gastro or the flu
Cease work and report to the manager while ill

Hands must be washed before:

Hands must be washed before:
Working
Handling food and utensils

Hands must be washed after:

Using the toilet
Handling raw food
Coughing, sneezing, eating, drinking or smoking
Licking fingers
Every break
Touching pimples or sores
Handling waste
Carrying out cleaning duties
Changing soiled clothes
Touching ears, nose, hair, mouth, or other bare body parts
Handling animals
Any other unhygienic practice
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