Food hazards
Physical hazards
A physical hazard is a foreign object (ie something that shouldn’t be there) that contaminates food during any stage of the catering process.
Click on the question marks to see some examples.
Question mark 1.
Hair and fingernails.
Hair and fingernails
Question mark 2.
Fragments of glass, wood, metal and plastic.
Glass, plastic, wood, metal
Question mark 3.
Egg shell and fish bone.
Egg shell, fish bones
Question mark 4.
String, paper and cardboard.
String, paper, cardboard
Question mark 5.
Rodent droppings, insects and larvae
Injuries from physical contamination include:
  • Choking
  • Broken teeth
  • Cuts to mouth
Person clutching their throat choking.
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