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Hi there! Welcome to the ’Personal hygiene’ topic.

Did you know that you can carry food poisoning bacteria in your ears, nose, throat, gut and hands without knowing it? Did you know that your body and clothes could potentially contaminate food with bacteria or even
physical objects such as hair?

Scary thoughts aren’t they, but this can easily be avoided by good personal hygiene. In this topic you will learn about good personal hygiene practices in the food industry.

Let’s take a closer look at what you will cover in this topic.

When you complete this topic you will be able to:

  • describe good personal hygiene practices
  • explain how and when to wash your hands
  • explain the rules regarding smoking near food items
  • explain the rules regarding handling food during an illness.

This topic will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. Click on the Next button to begin.