A suggestion I have: you need to move into the wonders of Human Resources for that. There’s quite a few performance appraisals check sheets / scorings cards you can download from the internet. Or check out your local chamber of commerce / government for some free tools.
This one attached is a performance appraisal template for the baking industry. It’s quite a few years old and probably outdated, but it gives you a glimpse of what took for in food handlers. This attachment was specifically for the food processing team.
An extension of the food safety section corresponded with the internal GMP audit (this is another document I haven’t sent you). Things like:
Good Manufacturing Practices
- · Touching face, etc
- · Smoking
- · Out of uniform
- · Jewellery
- · Strong perfume
In selecting a good employee, ask them the relevant questions during the initial interview:
- · Do they have food handling experience?
- · Why did they leave their last food handling job?
- · If they have food handling experience, ask them simple questions all food handlers should know such as:
o Demonstrate how to wash your hands (ensure they know the timeframe,)
o What forms have they completed? Did they understand the form’s purpose?
o What corrective actions have they come across?
Listen to their responses to determine if they have a care factor for product safety and quality.
PA 003 - Appraisal Form.pdf 153.83KB
And generally speaking, just look at them. Are they clean? During the interview do they continuously grope themselves, touch themselves, touch their hair, wipe their nose. Are they clean for the interview? Are they chewing gum? First impressions count! They might not necessarily be within the food process area for the interview but if they have food safety experience (and respect it), it will show in the interview at a food premises.
Edited by JAKMQA, 03 January 2011 - 12:05 AM.