HATS OFF – to Food Processing Plants and Food Industry Workers for their diligence and care in their daily work to provide us, the American public, with sanitary and safe food. They process and handle food and keep equipment and working areas clean and sanitary.
I just watched a couple training videos where workers learn to wear clean clothes – often washable white coats or uniforms, keep hair covered and cover hands with gloves – a special professional uniform for food industry workers.
There are training guides and videos to train employees on cleaning equipment, utensils, tables, walls and floors, cooler racks and walls, drains, doors and door handles. Employees are trained how to take equipment apart, remove all removable parts and clean – wash and sanitize mixers, slicers, choppers, etc.
We do hear of food illnesses and/or contaminated food, but infrequently, when considering the huge amount of food handled and processed in our country, every day, every hour. The employees of the industry should take great pride in work well done and citizens of our country should be extremely grateful to the men and women in the food processing industry for providing wholesome, safe and sanitary food for our consumption.
I often think that the Food Industry and Food Industry Workers do not get the recognition they deserve for their daily work and skill in food processing. An honorable profession, indeed!
So HATS OFF to Food Processing Plants and Food Industry Workers for a job well done!