Food Hygiene, otherwise known as Food Safety can be defined as handling, preparing and storing food or drink in a way that best reduces the risk of consumers becoming sick from food-borne disease. The principles of food safety aim to prevent food from becoming contaminated and causing food poisoning. With this in mind, ensuring that food is safe for human consumption is likely the most critical part of the food preparation process.
The food safety pillars help us understand why hygiene in the kitchen is so important They also allow for active management of good hygiene practices and helps us implement a food safety monitoring system.
What are bacteria, before we can understand how bacteria affect your food we need to define what bacteria are. Bacteria are single-celled microorganisms, there are different types of bacteria.