Handwashing: The Habit that Isn’t as Common as We May Think


Earlier this year, I started to focus our FoodHandler Food Safety blogs on common food safety issues faced in each foodservice operation across the world.  We’ve covered some of the most common issues, but perhaps none is more common than improper hand hygiene.

Handwashing: The Habit that Isn’t as Common as We May Think2022-05-09T13:04:39+00:00

Developing Good Food Safety Habits


Good habits and habit development are something that has fascinated me for several years. If you’ve attended any the training programs or presentations that my colleagues and I have conducted through our Center for Food Safety in Child Nutrition Programs, you’ve likely heard me opine about the importance of habits and how habits are created. Many times, in foodservice operations we wonder why our staff don’t follow the food safety practices we have established in our operation. Perhaps they don’t wash their hands when they are required, perhaps they just don’t use the proper method of handwashing, or perhaps we find that they don’t complete our HACCP logs as often as our program dictates should occur. And while we can stomp our feet and say “it is their job, they should just do it”, it really isn’t that simple. We can’t order people to change, although if we could, business and human resources would be so much simpler.

Developing Good Food Safety Habits2021-08-04T21:34:02+00:00


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