Food Safety


Personal Hygiene
Storage and Delivery
Temperature Control
Cleaning and Disinfection
Effective Food Safety


Bacteria is the main cause of ‘Food Poisoning’. However, not all bacteria are harmful.

Cheese, yoghurt and even penicillin are good bacteria. Pathogenic bacteria give us food poisoning. Bacteria will thrive and multiply, given the right conditions - which are, food, moisture, warmth and time. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure they do their very best to ensure the safety of the food they handle, prepare and cook.

The main sources of food poisoning bacteria come from  5 main areas:

Raw foods, especially meat, poultry, eggs, shellfish and vegetables
Pests and pets
Air and dust
Dirt and food waste