TCS Foods

TCS food is food that requires time-temperature control to prevent the growth of microorganisms and the production of toxins. These foods contains moisture and protein and has a neutral or slightly acidic pH. Most bacteria need nutrients such as carbohydrates or...

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Handwashing – When it is required

.  .All food handlers working a a food prep area are required to wash their hands after using the restroom..and again immediately upon returning to any food production or food service area.Each time you wash your hands you must use the proper procedure. ...

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When a Food Handler Should Wash their hands

When a Food Handler Should Wash their hands Food handlers should wash their hands and exposed portions of their arms immediately before engaging in food preparation including working with exposed food, clean equipment and utensils, and unwrapped single-service and...

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How a Food Handler can prevent Cross Contamination

How a Food Handler can prevent Cross Contamination Cross contamination occurs when a food handler allows bacteria and viruses to be  transferred from a contaminated surface to one that is not contaminated. The bacteria and viruses can come from people, work surfaces...

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Pathways of Alcohol

Alcoholism is a chronic and often progressive disease that includes problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect (physical dependence), or having...

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Food Danger Zone (41 °F – 135 °F)

Leaving food out too long at room temperature can cause bacteria (such as Staphylococcus aureus,Salmonella Enteritidis,Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Campylobacter) to grow to dangerous levels that can cause illness. Bacteria grow most rapidly in the range of...

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