Chris, this is very timely and useful.
I attended a Government programme of Health & Safety at work yesterday, as our premise is changing from a mere delicatessen to one also housing an Italian Bistro-eaterie, so I have to have a certificate of food hygiene.
It's really very simple.
The best and most effective way of preventing the spread of harmful bacteria either to food, or to another person, is to wash hands and to cover mouth when coughing or sneezing.
And I have to mention it here:
In a recent survey carried out in local
business premises (of all kinds)* the following question was asked:Do you wash your hands every time, after using the lavatory?
Women - 87%
said yes. 5 % said infrequently. 8%
Men - 4%
said yes. 8% said infrequently 88%
Wash - your - hands - !!!
And in every bathroom everywhere (particularly in premises where cooking takes place), the loo flush-handle, light switch and sink taps should also be wiped with an anti-bacterial cleanser.
It's easy, it's quick, it's effective.
(* this was a total number of just over 17,000 people).