October 15 is Global Handwashing Day.

This is a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

With the pandemic changing the way we live our lives, correct handwashing has never been so important.

Even more important if you are a food handler preparing food for consumption by others.

Last year we saw the instances of food borne illness significantly reduced primarily due to the increased understand of the importance of handwashing correctly.

Here is a timely reminder to check you are washing your hands correctly.  Follow our effective hand washing tips below-

  1. Use soap to work up a lather.
  2. Wash palms, fingers, thumbs, nails and wrists. (Use a clean nail brush if necessary.)
  3. Rinse off soap by washing hands under running warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  4. Dry with paper towel or air-dryer. Never wipe wet hands on clothes / uniform, apron or tea towel to dry them.

Click here to download your free hand washing poster to display in your work kitchen.

Click here to read more about Global Handwashing Day.