Food handlers fitness to work
Guidelines for Food Business Managers
This guidance is based on the detailed guidance document "Food Handlers - Fitness to Work" published by the Department of Health.
Food which is contaminated by harmful micro-organisms, in particular bacteria and viruses, can cause illness. Food can be contaminated by food handlers who are suffering from certain infections, or are carrying the micro-organisms in or on their bodies without showing symptoms of an infection.
The main aim of this guidance is to prevent the introduction of infection into the workplace and subsequently into food by food handlers.
If you have any further queries please contact the Environmental Services Food Safety team.
Address: Environmental Services, Council Offices, Thorpe Road, Weeley,
Essex, CO16 9AJ
Telephone: 01255 686767