Work instructions are specific and clear instructions for performing each job or task in the plant. Work instructions are designed to prevent problems in processing meat.

Workplace instructions:

  • describe the tasks to be performed
  • identify the order, if necessary, in which operations are to be performed
  • detail what should be done if errors occur
  • highlight the most important part of the task, if any
  • define the standard the job has to be done to.

Failure to follow work instructions can represent a real workplace health and food safety hazard. By following work instructions or task descriptions each worker makes a contribution to the quality of the product.