There was an interesting observation from the food safety experts at the Gourmet Guardian, when they were here to prepare us for HACCP certification.  When they were checking through our range of hair nets, beard covers, sleeve covers, aprons and shoe covers they mentioned how important these products were in the Australian Standards for Hygienic Production of Poultry Meat for Human Consumption (Australian Standard 4465).

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Hair Nets

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Beard Cover

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Shoe Cover

The Standard would go on to mention:
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Sleeve Cover

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Vinyl Glove – Blue

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Disposable Aprons

Additionally, Standard 3.2.2 of the FSANZ Food Standards Code (Food Safety Practices and General Requirements – for all Food Handling business) states:

15           Hygiene of food handlers
(1)           A food handler must, when engaging in any food handling operation –
(a)          take all practicable measures to ensure his or her body, anything from his or her body, and anything he or she is wearing does not contaminate food or surfaces likely to come into contact with food;
(b)          take all practicable measures to prevent unnecessary contact with ready-to-eat food;
(c)          ensure outer clothing is of a level of cleanliness that is appropriate for the handling of food that is being conducted;