Category Archives: Safety/Sanitation

Food Borne Illness

Food borne illness is caused when food acts as carriers for different illnesses. There are three ways this happens.  The first and simplest reason is chemicals.  An example would be a cleaning compound with harmful chemicals gets spilled into the … Continue reading

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BACTERIA

The name bacteria refer to a variety of microscopic organisms, which are everywhere. Some, which are located inside our bodies, will fight off harmful bacteria and aid in the digestion of our food. Bacteria are needed to make some cheeses, … Continue reading

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Humans a cause of food borne illness

Humans are one of the main causes of food borne illness and most of it can be prevented by just using common sense and taking a little extra time to prepare food carefully .Humans carry harmful organisms in their body … Continue reading

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Sanitation Lessons

Sanitation codes and standards for restaurants are established by the U.S. Public Health Services. Local inspectors and sometimes state and even federal inspectors see that these standards are met and maintained. However the person responsible for feeding a family has … Continue reading

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Kitchen Fires

Most fires in the kitchen are caused by grease or electrical related problems .A grease fire should be extinguished by smothering it. This can be done with a CLASS B fire extinguisher, which should be used specifically for grease, oil, … Continue reading

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Safety Guidelines for Electrical Appliances

Before using any new or unfamiliar electric appliance, always read the entire manual that comes with it. Before plugging in the appliance make sure that the switch is on the off position, and that your hands are dry. Use all … Continue reading

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Preventing Burns

A lot of burns are caused by pan handles, which can present a problem. Never leave them protrude out from the stove as children can grab them or someone might bump into them. Keep them away from the flame of … Continue reading

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PREVENTING CUTS IN THE KITCHEN

Preventing Cuts Most cuts in the kitchen come from the improper way that your knives are used, cleaned and stored. The knife must be sharp as a dull knife needs more pressure to use and this may cause it to … Continue reading

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The Refrigerator

The Refrigerator When I worked as a food and beverage manager, I would empty, clean, and organize my walk-in-refrigerator every Monday morning.  This would help me prepare the list of items I would need to purchase from my vendors. On … Continue reading

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