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Safe Food Handling

Safe food handling must be practiced at all times. This includes storing and preparing all food in a manner to prevent food-borne illness and to reduce the risk of food allergies. It also includes practicing good hygiene when preparing and serving food.

  • Children and staff must wash their hands before eating.
  • Ensure that no one with symptoms of illness is responsible for food preparation.
  • Food handlers must wear an appropriate hair restraint.
  • Food preparation must take place in the designated food preparation area (e.g. kitchen) and not in the classroom.
  • Do not serve unpasteurized milk or milk products.
  • Do not serve ungraded eggs.

Ensure all staff are trained in correct practices. Huron Perth Public Health offers safe food handling courses regularly.

Last modified: February 19, 2020