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Food Handling Basics

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Safe food handling is always important, but particularly so in hospital and aged-care settings, where you are catering to vulnerable or sick patients who are highly susceptible to the consequences of foodborne illness or infection.

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Each year, there are an estimated 4.1 million cases of food poisoning in Australia. These cases are largely preventable. It only takes a few simple steps to reduce the risk of food poisoning. The preventative measures of food poisoning are: observing basic personal hygiene techniques, careful food preparation, storage and display.

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Proper way to handle food for clients
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