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Why are food safety and hygiene so important?

Asked by D.Hadenr, Last updated: Oct 16, 2017

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g.Sophiel

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G.Sophiel

Answered Oct 16, 2017

Proper hygiene is very important when it comes to food preparation. Without washing hands and kitchen tools, diseases may easily spread. In some places in South Africa, this crucial matter is not always known and is unfortunately taken lightly.


Since cross-contamination is a major cause of food poisoning and can transfer bacteria from one food item to other foods, it is crucial to be aware of how it spreads so you will know how to prevent it.Good food hygiene is therefore essential for a food producers to make and sell food that is safe to eat. The first step is for the management and staff to have knowledge and understand of what food hygiene and food safety is.

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