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Food Handling Course for Safe to Eat Food

One can think of making a sandwich as a wholly safe endeavor wherein there is little to no risk to the user, creator and consumer. This is largely true, but circumstances could change everything. What if, not an hour before making the sandwich, a person in that household had cut apart a raw chicken in that very spot where one is making ones sandwich and had not properly cleaned off the counter? Approximately four hours after the sandwich, which was prepared on an improperly cleaned surface, is eaten, the eater will feel the first bouts of food poisoning. Salmonella, to be exact, would be the bacterial culprit. A food handling course would have prevented the hapless sandwich eater from eating harmful bacteria.

Without the knowledge that a food handling course could provide, people who prepare food are at risk of making many other people, and often themselves, sick. Illnesses can come in the form of bacteria, viruses, parasites or even naturally occurring toxins such as those that mushrooms produce. The physical effects of food poisoning are not fun: nausea, intense stomach cramps, dizziness, vomiting, headaches and flatulence or eructation that are reminiscent of rotten eggs.

Women do think that a man who cooks is sexy. However, if that man does not know a thing about properly preparing raw meats, the woman in question may be seriously turned off of that guy. If one were to brag about being able to cook without knowing the first thing about cooking, there goes not only his credibility, but also his date. A food handling course could prevent that situation from happening. Merely taking a course for the knowledge is a good idea: everyone should know how to cook.

Cooking is very much like other Red Seal trades in that one learns specialized skills that will increase their knowledge and availability while looking for employment. Food handling courses are the first thing red seal cooks learn. After all, it is a rare cook that does not know how to properly sanitize the workstation. While one can learn how to cook through the Internet and various Youtube videos, there are many things that are not taught about safe food handling: like how peanut butter caused a Salmonella outbreak in the United States within the past decade. How did salmonella get into enough peanut butter to be spread across 44 states? A food handling course could answer that question perfectly.

The company that was responsible for the salmonella outbreak in peanut butter throughout 44 states in the USA in 2009 has been alleged with criminal negligence. That is the risk one takes when preparing food: getting charged with criminal negligence or sued or fired. Do the benefits outweigh the risks? They do, otherwise many people would not be cooking. A food handling course will give a person the skills that will eventually become second hand, like breathing, and the knowledge that will become ingrained, traditional and part of the routine. Be responsible and take the course with right now!