And I imagine wearing gloves is very uncomfortable especially in summer.
Not an issue in most high risk / care factories as the temperature is normally between 8 and 13 degrees in assembly areas all year round.
I think it's all been said really. I've seen good and bad practice with both in shops and factories.
Interestingly, your butcher example sounded great Simon. There is nothing wrong with using a non antibacterial soap, it's still very effective (I think Sprenger recommends using normal soaps to avoid irritation from memory) and using paper towels is generally seen as better than air driers as there are few aerosols and the rubbing of the towel is actually thought to reduce counts further. Also there is a tendency to get bored waiting for air driers to do something. The only thing I would suggest to improve it would be to have separate staff for the cooked counter or at least utensils (regularly cleaned) to avoid manual
handling of ready to eat foods.
Btw Caz, posh ready meals factory! I've heard about those systems but in 4 factories I've worked in, I've never seen one.
Edited by GMO, 04 May 2009 - 07:52 PM.