Discipline: Hotel and Restaurant Management
The case study aimed to evaluate the food safety and sanitation practices of KFC in Crossing, Calamba City, Laguna. It also aimed to check if the actual practices of KFC personnel complied with the sanitation for food establishments as stated in P.D.856.The study adopted the evaluative research method and survey questionnaire was used to gather the needed data.
It was found out that most of the sanitation standards for food establishment in food storage were strictly implemented by the establishment. In terms of food preparation, the establishment somewhat complied with P.D.856 because of its well-organized storage area and is able to maintain it properly. In terms of personal hygiene, it complied with the standard of P.D.856 because of its existing policy strictly implemented by the management. Finally, in terms of its dining area, the establishment slightly complied with P.D.856.
In conclusion, most of the food safety and sanitation practices of KFC complied with the sanitation standards
for food establishments. However, in terms of personal hygiene and good grooming of the personnel, some of the standards were not complied upon.
The study recommended that the management should supervise the operation in the kitchen regularly. In terms of personal hygiene and good grooming of personnel, they should strictly follow the standards indicated in sanitation for food establishments (P.D.856). Moreover, employees should be re-oriented on the importance of food safety and sanitation practices through trainings. It is further suggested that further studies should be conducted in other food chains and restaurants to check the compliance to P.D.856.