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Hand Washing

Unwashed hands are vehicles of infection and therefore effective hand washing is a fundamental principle of personal hygiene and indeed of food hygiene, and must be carried out on a regular basis in order to reduce the numbers of transient pathogenic bacteria, which could give rise to contamination of foodstuffs.

Wash your hands after

  • handling raw foods such as; meat, poultry, eggs, fruit and vegetables
  • handling refuse
  • going to the toilet
  • you have been using cleaning chemicals
  • coughing, sneezing and /or blowing your nose
  • handling money
  • touching your hair, face or other parts of the body
  • smoking; and
  • in between handling different foods