Over the year, stringent food safety standards and strict hygiene regulations have been established to ensure that all food prepared and sold in the food and beverage sector is safe for consumption.
That is a no-brainer and highlights the importance of health and safety in this sector.
No matter where you work, be it: hotels, restaurants, cafes and catering outlets, you must enforce strict guidelines in the workplace and complete regular health and safety and hygiene checks.
Due diligence must be taken by all to ensure you not only to comply with health and safety law and HACCP principles, but also to ensure the safety of employees and consumers alike.
Cross-contamination is one of the most common causes of food poisoning and occurs when harmful bacteria is spread onto food from other food, surfaces, hands or equipment!
This means extra procedures must, therefore, be put in place and proficient cleaning and handling practices can help to manage the risk of cross-contamination.
Good hygiene is a simple way to help prevent this but so is having smart tools to be able to log and report food stock as well as calendar management for all deliveries.
Paper checks just don’t cut it these days especially with the importance and of getting it right first time as one case of food poisoning could prove to be the end of your business.
Training for staff is another major factor that needs to be recorded in a safe, secure and professional manner in order to result in a safer working environment, which is better for business!
Training checks and staff qualifications will need to be presented during an audit so using Array’s software capabilities you can easily search files to present for audit.
Effective cleaning regimes should also need to be observed.
These must be recorded and reviewed so that the cleaning schedule is thorough and strict standards are sustained.
Additional data also needs to be recorded, aspects such as: -
- temperature control
- chilled storage and displaying chilled food
- Use-by dates.
Array’s adaptable checklists allow you to collect of all your required data to ensure you stay compliant.
To find out more about how we have been helping numerous businesses in the food and beverage industry streamline the way they operate, visit Array Food and Beverage.