By Wayne Du, On-Farm Food Safety Specialist, OMAF and MRA
Training workers on worker practices is an important part of on-farm food safety, especially when you have new workers. Remember: “if they don’t know it they won’t do it”. Worker practices cover the correct way to do things so that they don’t contaminate food.
Worker practices require workers to:
- Make use of designated areas for eating, drinking and storing food.
- Refrain from smoking, chewing tobacco, chewing gum and spitting in or around food handling and storage areas.
- Avoid wearing jewellery, watches, badges, nail polish, and other similar items
Food safety is everyone’s responsibility. Make food safety training your priority! To attend one of our free online workshops on Work Practices and other important food safety topics, visit us at www.ontario.ca/foodsafety or call us at 1-877-424-1300. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs are here to help!