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Personal hygiene


People carry food poisoning bacteria in their ears, nose and throat, and on their skin and hands without knowing it.

If you do not have good personal hygiene, food may be contaminated by your body, clothing and hands.

Bacteria in food may make a customer ill.

When you complete this topic you will be able to:


What harm can be caused by:
  • smoking near food
  • handling food when you are unwell
  • not being clean
  • not washing hands often and thoroughly
  • wearing things which can contaminate food


  • how and when to wash your hands

There are 5 subject areas in this topic to complete. It includes practice questions to help you test your knowledge before the assessment.

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