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Providing Safe Food. Objectives: Recognize the importance of food safety Understand how food becomes unsafe Identify TCS food Recognize the risk factors for foodborne illness Understand important prevention measures for keeping food safe. 1-2. Challenges to Food Safety. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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1Providing Safe FoodObjectives:Recognize the importance of food safetyUnderstand how food becomes unsafeIdentify TCS foodRecognize the risk factors for foodborne illnessUnderstand important prevention measures for keeping food safe1-22Instructor NotesDiscuss the topic objectives with the class.Challenges to Food SafetyA foodborne illness is a disease transmitted to people through food.An illness is considered an outbreak when:Two or more people have the same symptoms after eating the same foodAn investigation is conducted by state and local regulatory authoritiesThe outbreak is confirmed by laboratory analysis1-33Challenges to Food SafetyChallenges include:Time and moneyLanguage and cultureLiteracy and educationPathogensUnapproved suppliersHigh-risk customersStaff turnover1-4

4Instructor NotesPressure to work quickly can make it hard to take the time to follow food safety practices.Your staff may speak a different language than you do, which can make it difficult to communicate. Cultural differences can also influence how food handlers view food safety.Staff often have different levels of education, making it more challenging to teach them food safety.Illness-causing microorganisms are more frequently found on food that once was considered safe. Food that is received from suppliers that are not practicing food safety can cause a foodborne-illness outbreak.The number of customers at high risk for getting a foodborne illness is increasing. An example of this is the growing elderly population.Training new staff leaves less time for food safety training.The ServSafe program will provide the tools needed to overcome the challenges in managing a good food safety program.Costs of Foodborne Illness1-5

Costs of a foodborne illness to an operation:Loss of customers and salesLoss of reputationNegative media exposureLowered staff morale5Instructor NotesNational Restaurant Association figures show that one foodborne-illness outbreak can cost an operation thousands of dollars and even result in closure. Most important, victims of foodborne illness may experience lost work, medical costs, long-term disability, and even death.Costs of Foodborne Illness1-6Costs of a foodborne illness to an operation:Lawsuits and legal feesStaff missing workIncreased insurance premiumsStaff retraining

6Instructor NotesNational Restaurant Association figures show that one foodborne-illness outbreak can cost an operation thousands of dollars and even result in closure. Most important, victims of foodborne illness may experience lost work, medical costs, long-term disability, and even death.How Foodborne Illnesses OccurUnsafe food is the result of contamination:BiologicalChemicalPhysical


7Instructor NotesUnsafe food is usually the result of contamination, which is the presence of harmful substances in the food. Contaminants can come from pathogens, chemicals, or physical objects. They might also come from certain unsafe practices in your operation.Each of the contaminants listed above is a danger to food safety. But biological contaminants are responsible for most foodborne illness.ContaminantsBiological contaminants:BacteriaVirusesParasitesFungi1-8

8Instructor NotesPathogens are the greatest threat to food safety. They include certain viruses, parasites, fungi, and bacteria. Some plants, mushrooms, and seafood that carry harmful toxins (poisons) are also included in this group. ContaminantsChemical contaminants:Cleaners SanitizersPolishes1-9

9Instructor NotesFoodservice chemicals can contaminate food if they are used incorrectly.

ContaminantsPhysical hazards:Metal shavingsStaplesBandagesGlassDirtNatural objects (e.g., fish bones in a fillet)1-10

10 Instructor NotesHow Food Becomes UnsafeFive risk factors for foodborne illness:Purchasing food from unsafe sourcesFailing to cook food correctlyHolding food at incorrect temperaturesUsing contaminated equipmentPracticing poor personal hygiene

1-1111 Instructor NotesIf food is not handled correctly, it can become unsafe. These are the five most common food-handling mistakes, or risk factors, that can cause foodborne illness.How Food Becomes Unsafe 1-12Time-temperature abuseCross-contaminationPoor personal hygienePoor cleaning and sanitizing

12Instructor NotesExcept for purchasing food from unsafe sources, each risk factor for foodborne illness is related to four main factors: time-temperature abuse, cross-contamination, poor personal hygiene, and poor cleaning and sanitizing.How Food Becomes Unsafe Time-temperature abuse:When food has stayed too long at temperatures good for pathogen growth


13How Food Becomes Unsafe Food has been time-temperature abused when: It has not been held or stored at correct temperaturesIt is not cooked or reheated enough to kill pathogensIt is not cooled correctly

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14How Food Becomes Unsafe Cross-contamination: When pathogens are transferred from one surface or food to another

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15How Food Becomes Unsafe Cross-contamination can cause a foodborne illness when: Contaminated ingredients are added to food that receives no further cookingReady-to-eat food touches contaminated surfacesA food handler touches contaminated food and then touches ready-to-eat foodContaminated cleaning cloths touch food-contact surfaces

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16How Food Becomes Unsafe Poor personal hygiene can cause a foodborne illness when food handlers: Fail to wash their hands correctly after using the restroom Cough or sneeze on foodTouch or scratch wounds and then touch foodWork while sick1-17Pg 1.5 SSF 6e

17How Food Becomes Unsafe Poor cleaning and sanitizing: Equipment and utensils are not washed, rinsed, and sanitized between usesFood-contact surfaces are wiped clean instead of being washed, rinsed, and sanitizedWiping cloths are not stored in a sanitizer solution between usesSanitizer solution was not prepared correctly

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18Food Most Likely to Become UnsafeTCS food:1-19

19Instructor NotesThe list of TCS food includes the following:Milk and dairy productsShell eggs (except those treated to eliminate Salmonella spp.)Meat: beef, pork, and lambPoultryFishShellfish and crustaceansFood Most Likely to Become UnsafeTCS food:1-20

20Instructor NotesThe list of TCS food includes the following:Baked potatoesHeat-treated plant food, such as cooked rice, beans, and vegetablesTofu or other soy protein; synthetic ingredients, such as textured soy protein in meat alternativesSprouts and sprout seedsSliced melons; cut tomatoes; cut leafy greensUntreated garlic-and-oil mixtures

Ready-to-Eat FoodReady-to-eat food is food that can be eaten without further:PreparationWashingCookingReady-to-eat food includes:Cooked foodWashed fruit and vegetablesDeli meatBakery itemsSugar, spices, and seasonings

1-2121Instructor NotesLike TCS food, ready-to-eat food also needs careful handling to prevent contamination.

Populations at High Risk for Foodborne IllnessesThese people have a higher risk of getting a foodborne illness:Elderly peoplePreschool-age childrenPeople with compromised immune systems


22Instructor NotesElderly people are at high risk because their immune systems have weakened with age.Very young children are at high risk because they have not built up strong immune systems.People with compromised immune systems include: People with cancer or on chemotherapy People with HIV/AIDS Transplant recipientsPeople taking certain medications

Keeping Food Safe1-23Focus on these measures: Controlling time and temperaturePreventing cross-contaminationPracticing personal hygienePurchasing from approved, reputable suppliersCleaning and sanitizing

23Instructor Notes Set up standard operating procedures that focus on these areas. The ServSafe program will show you how to design these procedures. Keeping Food SafeTraining and monitoring:Train staff to follow food safety proceduresProvide initial and ongoing trainingProvide all staff with general food safety knowledgeProvide job specific food safety training Retrain staff regularlyMonitor staff to make sure they are following proceduresDocument training1-24

24Instructor Notes Managers must set up standard operating procedures that focus on the measures listed on the slide. Then they must train their staff on these procedures and monitor them to make sure the procedures are followed.Keeping Food SafeGovernment agencies: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)U.S. Public Health Service (PHS)State and local regulatory authorities1-2525Instructor Notes The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspects all food except meat, poultry, and eggs. The agency also regulates food transported across state lines. In addition, the agency issues the FDA Food Code, which provides recommendations for food safety regulations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates and inspects meat, poultry, and eggs. It also regulates food that crosses state boundaries or involves more than one state.Agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U. S. Public Health Service (PHS) conduct research into the causes of foodborne-illness outbreaks. State and local regulatory authorities write or adopt code that regulates retail and foodservice operations. 26You Can Prevent ContaminationObjectives:Biological, chemical, and physical contaminants and how to prevent themHow to prevent the deliberate contamination of foodHow to respond to a foodborne-illness outbreakCommon food allergens and how to prevent reactions to them2-227Instructor NotesDiscuss the topic objectives with the class.

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