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Food safety for business

Top food safety tips for your business and at home

Advice on food safety for your business (and in your home).

10 tips for food safety for your business

  1. Prepare and store cooked and uncooked foods separately. Keep raw fish and meat at the bottom of the fridge.
  2. Buy a fridge thermometer and keep it on the top shelf of the fridge. It should read no higher than 5 degrees centigrade.
  3. Keep your kitchen clean: wash surfaces, utensils and boards between different uses. Use bactericidal detergent where appropriate.
  4. Defrost meats and poultry fully before cooking, unless otherwise instructed.
  5. Cook food thoroughly, following the instructions on the pack.
  6. If you re-heat food, make sure it is piping hot before serving. Undercooked food, particularly burgers, sausages and poultry, can cause illness. Be sure to cook thoroughly until the juice has run clear and no pink bits remain.
  7. Do not eat food containing uncooked eggs.
  8. Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold.
  9. Check the use-by dates and use food only within the recommended period.
  10. Wash your hands thoroughly before handling food.

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