Hygiene Heads in the Sand?
I am always amazed when people tell stories of how they have lost loved ones to heart disease and cancer, how whoever lost the battle with these dreaded illnesses were brave in their final hours. I am even more astounded that they are almost proud that these people will sit at a function or meeting and discuss the sadness of it all and why was such a lovely person was taken from this world prematurely???
One later finds out that these brave souls were actually smokers, or they ate huge fatty meals and were very over-weight, or they smoked 20+ cigarettes a day? I must stop and ask the question because mostly the people relating the story are obese and or smoke or drink far to much and have other vises which would (by medical science) shorten one’s life and if it does not kill you, will most certainly put your health at risk and severely affect your quality of life?
If all the evidence is so stacked against you, why oh why would you still partake of these practices???
Are we that stupid that we ignore the conclusive science and hope for the best? I do so wonder about the intelligence of us humans as a species?
What I also don’t get is that we lay down the law to our kids our subordinates at work and make everyone perform some or other discipline and perhaps not practice what we preach.
Now I ask you the question, are you such a person, do you partake of such stupidity as smoking or binge eating when you have a week heart?
EatSafe has since 2000 been softly calling to you and warning you of the risks of food borne illness and what you may need to do to prevent an outbreak from occurring in your business?
We have watched programs on TV and heard news of such things happening in and around us, but still we defy the odds and say “that won’t happen to me”
I am not for one minute suggesting that any specific food outlet in SA is dirty or unsafe to eat at, but how would I know when I walk through the door?
If you are not having an audit done and subscribing to EatSafe then neither you or your valuable clients would either.
I apologise if this is offensive to some businesses who really do due diligence and have proper hygiene practices. Kudos to those who actually take the trouble and few Rands and spend it with an audit firm and get to know your status! But they are few.
I would like to applaud all the EatSafe rated facilities out there for being a leader and making the choice and just stepping up to the plate (no pun intended) and have diligently gone about your business and showed the market that you do care about the food you serve and you do want to tell the public at large that you are obligated and you do go far and beyond the “legal” standard to offer your client, the best possible food items.
Well done to you and to those who are telling the story, how about telling your customers that you have taken up the offer and become ERS rated!
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