Foodservice sanitation is the maintenance of clean conditions in food production, preparation, and serving areas as well as the practice of proper personal cleanliness and hygienic practices. As the foodservice industry has grown, methods of food production, processing, distribution, and preparation have changed. Major changes have included increased prepackaged food as partially or fully prepared bulk or pre-portioned servings and centralized food production.
Effective sanitation in the food industry involves the maintenance of clean conditions in the entire food operation including the control of pests such as cockroaches, houseflies, rats, mice, and birds. This status is attained through the prevention of pest entry and eradication of those that infiltrate food establishments.
Effective sanitation in the food industry involves the maintenance of clean conditions in the entire food operation. This status is attained through the destruction of residual microorganisms after cleaning of production, storage and service areas of food establishments.