Keep it clean


first_imgFor employees in bakery retail, foodservice or food processing industries, choices made about handwashing affect not only the employee, but also other people: consumers, diners and the general public. Handwashing among food workers is crucial to prevent the spread of germs that can lead to food-borne illnesses and food poisoning. Efficient hand hygiene needs to become automatic.According to World Health Organisation guidelines, hand washing should not be limited just to the hands; it should also include wrists. The whole area should be washed with soap and running water for a minimum of 10-15 seconds. In the healthcare and food industries hands should then be decontaminated with an alcohol-based waterless hand gel or rub for 15-30 seconds. This stage must be carried out on physically clean hands, as it may be ineffective if the hands are soiled with protein or fat.drain the soapSoap, if in the form of a bar, should be left on a soap rack so it has the chance to drain. It should not be allowed to sit in a pool of water as this encourages micro-organisms to grow, such as pseudomonas, an opportunistic pathogen, meaning that it exploits the break in the host defences to initiate an infection. Liquid dispensers of soap should be cleaned thoroughly every day, and, when empty, the cartridge should be discarded not refilled. Disposable towels should be used for drying hands, ideally with a non-touch dispenser. If there is not a clean, dry towel available, then air drying hands is best and communal towels should be avoided. It is important to dry hands thoroughly because, if wet, they will spread bacteria easily.microbial cautionCaution should be taken when dealing with food with a high microbial loading, such as uncooked meats. Dangerous micro-organisms, including bacteria, viruses, mould and parasites can be transferred between surfaces, hands and other foodstuffs by cross-contamination. This happens directly through contact between hands, cutting boards, towels, clothes, utensils and work surfaces. Raw meat in particular contains harmful bacteria and it is important to keep it away from ready-to-eat foods, such as salad, cooked meats, fruit and bread.l Bekie McCloud is EMA marketing/ technical director, Johnson Diverseylast_img read more

Capiz MSMEs get P2.8-M to bounce back operations


first_imgDuring his State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Duterte reported that the government has pump-primed the recovery and rehabilitation of MSMEs as he expressed optimism that the initiative will help them stabilize and recover from their losses. The DTI is also encouraging Filipinos to patronize local products to help local companies employing local workforce.(PIA Capiz/PN) “The DTI, through the Small Business Corporation, set up the P1-billion COVID-19 Assistance to Restart Enterprises or CARES Program to provide zero-interest loans for MSMEs affected by the pandemic,” Duterte said. “Approved loan applications of MSMEs in Capiz worth P2,830,000.00 are part of the estimated 23,000 loan applications submitted for approval nationwide,” said SBC Pondo Para sa Pagbabago (P3) coordinator Mark Paul Serran, adding that the micro – financing initiative is still part of the government’s P3 program and the intensified efforts to help businesses, MSMEs that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic bounceback to business. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and banks operating in the country are also enjoined by President Duterte to provide regulatory relief for the MSMEs and allow loan payment extensions, without incurring penalties and charges. ROXAS City – The Department of Trade and Industry through the Small Business Corporation (SBC) has already approved as of July 28 the loan application of at least 48 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Capiz. He also requested commercial establishments to give grace periods or allow deferment of payments, especially for MSMEs that were forced to close down during the quarantine period.last_img read more

Oakland coach Ryan Christenson apologises after “unintentional” Nazi salute gesture


first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By First Published: 8th August, 2020 16:49 IST Last Updated: 8th August, 2020 16:49 IST Oakland Coach Ryan Christenson Apologises After “unintentional” Nazi Salute Gesture Oakland coach Ryan Christenson faced heavy criticism from fans after he unintentionally did a Nazi salute after Thursday’s win 6-4 win over the Rangers. 8 months ago Tannehill’s playoff debut comes against the Patriots’ Brady The Oakland A’s released a similar statement where they defended their bench coach for his actions. They noted that neither the coach nor the organisation supports or condones such offensive gestures or the “racist sentiment behind them.” “We are deeply sorry that this happened on our playing field,” the Athletics wrote. Also Read | Tigers Outslug Pirates 17-13 In 11 Innings After LayoffRyan Christenson Nazi salute video spurs social media backlash for A’s coachAfter the video first appeared on social media, it quickly became a hot talking point, with fans demanding Christenson should be fired by the MLB for his racist gesture. For most fans, the Oakland coach’s apology was barely a retribution for the damages already occurred.  Sujay Chakraborty Ryan Christenson, a former MLB player himself, has been working as the bench coach at the Athletics under manager Bob Melvin since the 2018 MLB season. He played six seasons in Major League Baseball between 1998 and 2003, including three with the Athletics. After retiring, Christenson began managing Oakland Athletics’ minor league farm system before his call-up to the big league. Also Read | Murphy Drives In 4, Rockies Keep Rolling, Beat M’s 8-4Also Read | Padres Beat Dbacks 3-0 Behind Davies, Three Solo Homers(Image Credits: Oakland Athletic Twitter Handle, MLB Official Website) Christenson has since issued an official apology, where he admitted to having made a mistake by greeting players with an offensive gesture. The 46-year-old, however, insisted it was not his intent to make that gesture and that his actions were purely “unintentional.” Christenson explained the offensive gesture was a result of him adapting his postgame celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I made a mistake and will not deny it. Today in the dugout I greeted players with a gesture that was offensive,” Christenson said in the statement. “In the world today of COVID, I adapted our elbow bump, which we do after wins, to create some distance with the players. My gesture unintentionally resulted in a racist and horrible salute that I do not believe in. What I did was unacceptable and I deeply apologize.” Also Read | Trout Homers Again On Birthday, But Angels Fall To Rangers FOLLOW US LIVE TV COMMENT Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson was subject to a major backlash from fans after he was captured gesturing with a Nazi salute following the Athletics’ 6-4 win over Texas Rangers on Thursday. Christenson was caught raising a stiff arm above his head – similar to that of a Nazi salute – before he elbow bumped his players during the postgame celebration.  WE RECOMMEND WATCH US LIVElast_img read more