Did you know that food-borne illness affects four million Canadians annually? That’s one in eight of us coming down with some type of food poisoning. Yes, the cause may sometimes be external, and we are just unlucky. The romaine lettuce recalls that seem to plague us are perfect examples, but there may be many other reasons closer to home for getting sick.
Does your company have a food safety training program in place to prevent being the cause of illness?
- Employees must wash their hands before touching food. As unbelievable as it seems, employees who handle foods do not always do so after toileting, changing diapers, handling animals, cleaning floors, handling money, etc. Many times, it is because they are rushed, but whatever the reason, it is simply something all employers have to enforce.
Putting a safe food wellness program in place saves you money in several ways.
- Consider the expense of several people getting ill after eating at your facility due to your employees. Imagine a food safety investigation identifies the root cause of illness is lack of knowledge of food handlers. Customers will quickly decide to stop eating at your place which will result in an initial loss of revenue. When they tell their friends the snowball effect begins, creating an even larger loss. If it escalates to legal action, you could end up out of business.
- Think about your own employees. If they cannot work, do you have enough people to cover for them? Again, loss of revenue is possible if there are fewer employees to run your facility.
Probe it offers a corporate wellness food training program that’s certified and accredited across all provinces and territories across Canada. If your business involves touching food for any reason, your employees should be certified to understand what is acceptable and what is not.
We are here to help all your employees get certified. Contact us for more details on how we can help keep you with this area of your business!