How Investing in Food Hygiene Courses Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Having a business in the food industry means you have to prepare a lot of things. Not only about the taste of the food itself but also, many things like the hygiene or safety of the food which are often overlooked by those who work in the food industry.

This is probably due to their Inability to see the return on investment from having good food hygiene and food safety measures in their businesses. To be able to see more clearly into this matter Let’s break the metal down into some interesting subjects.

The Cost of Foodborne Illnesses

Although often overlooked, actually the cost of football diseases is not something that can be overlooked. Research from the World Bank Group has estimated that globally the world lost up to 100 billion USD per year due to foodborne diseases, particularly in LMIC, or low and middle-income countries. This is of course not a small number that we can just let go unnoticed, this is a big problem that can take a major toll on the efficiency and effectiveness of the world economy. And the price that we have to pay to treat these food-borne diseases is up to 15 billion US dollars per year. This makes the total loss nearing 120 billion U.S. dollars per year due to the lost productivity and also the cost of treatment.

Food-borne diseases can be in many forms. Here in Singapore the most common ones are food poisoning, fever, cholera, and hepatitis A. Another thing that usually becomes the source of these diseases are ingestion of water contaminated with harmful microorganisms. like bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Other stuff like toxins produced by harmful algae and bacteria can become the source of the diseases.

The Benefits of Food Safety Training

Now we know the really big number of productivity and monetary loss of food-borne diseases. That’s why we have to invest in food safety and food hygiene measures and also training (courses) to make our food-related businesses have better protection from this nasty problem.

Why do we have to invest in food hygiene and food safety courses? Well, we have some reasons for that.

Why do we have to invest in food hygiene and food safety courses? Well, we have some reasons for that.

  1. The main reason for conducting food hygiene and safety training for our businesses and employees is the reduction in health risks. Improper handling or negligence in food handling can result in health risks for our employees and the customers alike.
  2. Food hygiene and safety courses usually not only teach how to handle food correctly but also efficiently. This means less food waste and also better efficiency in the ingredients used. Which will ultimately result in better efficiency in the kitchen Less cost for the ingredients, And a better return on investments,
  3. Employees who have finished their footage and food safety courses will feel more confident of course, we’ll be more competent than those who haven’t gone through the course. And if we train all the employees they all will be on the same page, which. means less confusion or errors and a higher standard of hygiene and safety.
  4. In some parts of the world, in some countries, food safety and hygiene courses are mandatory for everyone involved in food-related businesses. If your business or investment is operating in countries that make food hygiene and safety courses, then it means you will avoid the legal problems that may arise if you skip the training or courses.

How Food Safety Training Can Lead to Long-Term Financial Returns

Still worrying about spending too much money on food safety and training courses? Here are another few that may convince you to invest Some of your time and money in the training:

  1. Higher hygiene and food safety ratings mean increased customer loyalty and repeat businesses
  2. You will avoid Costs associated with foodborne illnesses like medical expenses or legal fees. medical expenses
  3. You will get a better reputation and also a better brand image with the last number of football diseases from your establishments
  4. Not to mention the increased business efficiency and productivity. As your employees learned, a lot of them inside the trainings/courses