food safety mistakes

Unsafe food handling leading to illness and outbreak happens more often than previously thought.

The first study to place video cameras in commercial kitchens – as many as eight cameras in each kitchen – found approximately one violation per food handler per hour, eight food safety errors per shift:

“During peak hours, we found increases in cross-contamination and decreases in workers complying with hand-washing guidelines.”

Although the food-service providers that volunteered for this study used the best practices in the industry for training their staff, “Meals prepared outside the home have been implicated in up to 70 percent of food poisoning outbreaks.”