This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food that might cause food-borne illnesses. It requires the ability to follow predetermined organisational procedures and to identify and control food hazards.
There are 4 core elements in the SITXFSA005 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety course to complete followed by a final assessment.
Follow hygiene procedures and identify food hazards
- Follow organisational hygiene procedures.
- Report unsafe practices that breach hygiene procedures promptly.
- Identify food hazards that may affect the health and safety of customers, colleagues and self.
- Remove or minimise the hygiene hazard and report as appropriate for follow-up.
Report any personal health issues
- Report personal health issues likely to cause a hygiene risk.
- Report incidents of food contamination resulting from personal health issues.
- Cease participation in food handling activities where own health issue may cause food contamination.
Prevent food contamination
- Maintain clean clothes, wear required personal protective clothing, and only use organisation-approved bandages and dressings.
- Prevent food contamination from clothing and other items worn.
- Prevent unnecessary direct contact with ready to eat food.
- Ensure hygienic personal contact with food and food contact surfaces.
- Use hygienic cleaning practices that prevent food-borne illnesses.
Prevent cross-contamination by washing hands
- Wash hands at appropriate times and follow hand washing procedures consistently.
- Wash hands using appropriate facilities.
Download the SITXFSA005 Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety qualification information for the full course details.
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