How to Understand the basics of food safety in cooking
"Foodborne illnesses are responsible for more than 75 million illnesses, more than 230,000 hospitalizations, and approximately 5000 deaths each year in the United States." In this six-part video lesson, learn about the basics of food safety in a commercial food enviornment. In the first video, three types of contamination are gone over as well as how improper handling can allow food to become dangerous to your patrons. In video two, learn about proper holding times and temperatures, and what qualifies potentially hazardous foods to fall into the "Danger Zone", where bacteria can rapidly grow and become hazardous to customers. In video three, learn about proper hand washing and personal grooming and in video four, learn about 2 major causes of foodborne illness in the United States: inadequate cooking and contaminated equipment. Video five goes over the 5th leading cause of foodborne illness: Adulterated food. Lastly, video six, goes over what you have learned, giving a synopsis of what you have learned.