Employee Hygiene Policy by kzy18431


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The following procedures must be followed by all employees to ensure proper hygiene practices
and the production of safe food products.
1. HAND WASHING reduces the amount of contamination transferred to food products
     Proper hand washing steps are:
            o Rinse hands;
            o Apply soap;
            o Scrub for 15-30 seconds;
            o Rinse thoroughly; and
            o Dry with a paper towel.

       Hands  must be washed:
           o    At start of each shift (at start-up, after lunch and breaks);
           o    After using the washroom or smoking;
           o    After blowing nose, coughing, sneezing, etc.;
           o    After picking up product from the floor;
           o    Any time your hands become contaminated (touch dirty surfaces, garbage bins,
                etc.); and
             o When entering the production floor from a less-clean area (e.g. outside or kill

Using hand sanitizer DOES NOT replace proper hand washing. Hand sanitizer is used following
hand washing.

2. CROSS-CONTAMINATION is the transfer of harmful material from a dirty or less-clean area
to a cleaner area (e.g. dirty knives contacting clean product).
     All employees must help stop cross-contamination. Some examples and sources of cross
         -contamination are:
             o Contacting floor/dirty surfaces/dirty equipment/inedible containers/pallets;
             o Abscesses, fecal matter, stomach contents; and
             o Condensation.
     Employees must stay in their designated work area.
     Wash boots and use footbaths when moving between zones.

     Coats/smocks and protective footwear must be worn in all production areas.
         o CUT FLOOR: white smocks
         o KILL FLOOR: blue smocks or coveralls with aprons
         o OUTSIDE: red smocks
     Wear a clean smock every day and change if it becomes contaminated.
     Keep hardhats clean. Clean with soap and water when they get dirty.
     Change coats if moving between production rooms.
     Do not wear production coats or aprons outside or in washrooms/lunchrooms.
     Do not store personal clothing/effects in production areas.

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         Wear hairnets and beard restraints in all production areas

     No jewellery is allowed in production areas (this includes all facial and exposed body
       piercings and wedding rings).
           o Medical alert jewellery is the only exception and must be tucked under clothing or
               a glove.
     Loose items, such as false nails/eyelashes and nail polish, are not permitted in
       production areas.

     No food is permitted in production areas, including (but not limited to) food, drinks,
      chewing gum/tobacco, candy, lozenges and cigarettes.
     Leave medication in personal lockers and do not bring onto the production floor.

     Many illnesses can be passed to consumers through food (causing food poisoning).
     Report communicable or gastrointestinal disease to your supervisor immediately!
     Examples of communicable diseases include:
         o Food poisoning (all kinds);
         o Salmonella;
         o Gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestine);
         o Dysentery (severe diarrhea often associated with blood in the feces);
         o Typhoid (severe infection caused by Salmonella thyphosa);
         o Campylobacter;
         o Hepatitis (liver disease caused by viral infection);
         o Listeria;
         o Streptococcal infections (e.g. strep throat); and
         o Giardia (stomach and intestinal disease caused by parasite).

Symptoms of these diseases include diarrhea, fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting,
dehydration and fatigue.

Don’t let employees infected with one of these diseases work directly with food.

     Cover all wounds with dressings and waterproof gloves.
     If product, equipment or tables become contaminated with human blood:
           o Wear gloves to clean up blood;
           o Properly dispose contaminated product;
           o Clean and sanitize (don’t just scrape off) all equipment and surfaces
              contaminated with blood before continuing production.

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     Equipment must be inspected (daily) before start-up to ensure it is clean;
     Sterilize equipment before start-up and after each break, and any time during the day if it
       becomes contaminated/dirty
     Clean and sanitize personal equipment before storing in lockers at the end of the day

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