Monthly Archives: August 2018

CFT delivering personalised service to our students

At CFT we truly value our customers. We take pride in giving all of our students personalised service. CFT International has been delivering Food Safety and RSA training for 20 years. Here is some feedback we received…

“HI madam Margret
thank you so much and really Appreciate for your Service .you are such a kind person. you helped me a lot to Achieve my target.
i have called you many times and asked many questions but you never Hesitated to answer.that is great help to international students like us.
again Great thank and appreciate for you and your centre.thanks
Your Student,
Thanuja.”

“Hi Carmel,
I have received my certificate and would like to say thank you for all your help today. Much appreciated.”
Mary”

 

Remember to Wash Your Hands. Food Safety tip!

Remember to Wash Your Hands. Food Safety tip!

Did you know hand washing is the single most effective means of preventing the spread of bacteria during food preparation?

Always wash your hands!

Click here to download a FREE poster.  Display your poster in your kitchen to ensure everyone remembers to wash their hands!

This is just one important food safety tip to be aware of.  Enrol today to ensure you keep up to date with Food Safety.  Visit CFT International for more information.

 

 

Do we truly understand the importance of food safety?

Outbreaks of food poisoning have resulted in product recalls, illnesses and even deaths. So are we educated enough about food poisoning and do we truly understand the importance of food safety?

Published by Nicola Murphy from www.foodprocessing.com.au (click here to read the full article) highlights that seriousness of food safety is made apparent by the number of foodborne outbreaks worldwide. 21 people became ill with Salmonella Havana linked to alfafa sprouts in South Australia, at least 183 South Africans have died after eating Listeria-contaminated polony and nine deaths have been caused by an outbreak of Listeria from frozen vegetables in Europe.

Research from the UK and New Zealand suggests there is still more to be done in educating people about the importance of food safety.

 

The Food Standard Agency’s (FSA) recent survey found that food poisoning was not the highest food safety concern (28%). Instead 33% of consumers were concerned about food hygiene when eating out, 30% about chemicals from the environment such as lead in food and 29% about food additives.

Results found that Salmonella and E. coli are the most known types of food poisoning, capturing the awareness of 91% and 85% of consumers respectively.

Respondents perceived raw chicken or turkey to be the most likely source of food poisoning (79%), followed by shellfish (55%), reheated takeaway food (46%) and eggs (37%).

Bacteria doesn’t change the appearance or smell of food, but there are a number of ways to reduce the risk of food poisoning. Consumers believed that the best way was cooking food thoroughly, but the survey found that awareness of hygiene standards when eating outside the home is 82%, which is a 4% decrease since May 2017. Just under half of respondents were concerned about food safety in UK restaurants, pubs, cafes, takeaways, shops and supermarkets.

Whether the responsibility falls on the business or the consumer, these pieces of research highlight there is room for improvement in regard to upholding food safety and minimising the risk of illnesses.

 

Food Safety Classes on next week!

Enrol today into CFT Food Safety classes on next week!

CFT is delivering Food Safety Supervisor classes at Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre, next TUESDAY 21 AUGUST at 9am.  Contact the Centre to enrol!

CFT is also delivering Food Safety Level 1 training at Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre on Monday 27 August, 9:30am.  This will be followed by Course Code: SITHFAB002 – Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Victoria training at 2:00pm, 27 Aug.  Contact the centre to enrol!