Why is food safety so important?

Food hygieneGood standards of food safety are necessary to prevent:

  • Food poisoning

  • Food spoilage

  • Food contamination

  • Loss of productivity

  • Pest infestations

  • Prosecution for contravention of food safety legislation

  • Closure of catering operations by enforcement authorities

The costs associated with poor food safety are both financial and social, and can affect both employers and employees.

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