Comprehensive Food Safety Checklist: Ensure Food Safety in Your Business.

 Learn essential tips for safe food handling, storage, and preparation.

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Food Safety Checklist:

Cleanliness and Hygiene:

Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water before handling food.

Ensure all utensils, cutting boards, and countertops are clean and sanitized.

Change kitchen towels regularly and use disposable paper towels when possible.

Safe Food Storage:

Store raw meat, poultry, and seafood separately from ready-to-eat foods.

Keep the refrigerator temperature at or below 40°F (4°C).

Use airtight containers to store leftovers.

Cross-Contamination Prevention:

Use separate cutting boards for raw meat and vegetables.

Avoid using the same utensils for different food items without proper cleaning.

Clean and sanitize surfaces that come into contact with raw meat.

Thorough Cooking:

Use a food thermometer to ensure meats are cooked to the recommended safe temperatures.

Ground meats: 160°F (71°C)

Poultry: 165°F (74°C)

Seafood: 145°F (63°C)

Proper Food Handling:

Do not thaw frozen foods on the counter; use the refrigerator, cold water, or microwave.

Keep perishable foods out of the “danger zone” (40°F to 140°F or 4°C to 60°C) for extended periods.

Safe Serving:

Use clean serving utensils and plates.

Keep hot foods hot (above 140°F or 60°C) and cold foods cold (below 40°F or 4°C).

Labeling and Dating:

Label containers with the date when leftovers were prepared.

Consume leftovers within a safe timeframe (typically within 3-4 days).

Allergen Awareness:

Be aware of common food allergens and inform guests if any allergens are present in your dishes.

Personal Health and Hygiene:

Avoid preparing food if you’re sick, especially if you have symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea.

Use disposable gloves when necessary.

Regular Kitchen Maintenance:

Inspect and clean your refrigerator and freezer regularly.

Check the expiration dates on packaged foods and discard expired items.

Remember, food safety is crucial to prevent foodborne illnesses. Customize this checklist to your specific needs and ensure that you and your guests enjoy safe and delicious meals.

Food Guard's Checklist

Select a Checklist

When you open the checklist section you will see a list of all your checklists. To use a checklist press on the checklist name and you will be taken to that checklist’s sections.

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Open Checklist

To access checklists on the main menu press the ‘Checklists’ button to start the checklist process.


Display Section Tasks

When you have selected a checklist you will see its sections. Pressing on these sections will expand them to display their tasks.

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Display Section Tasks

When you have selected a checklist you will see its sections. Pressing on these sections will expand them to display their tasks.


Completing a Task

When you or an employee have completed a task, press the circle switch to turn it blue to confirm that a task is done. To save the task being dome press the ‘Submit’ button.

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Complete all Tasks

If you want to check off all tasks of a checklist you can press the ‘Check All’ button. To save the tasks completed press the ‘Submit’ button.

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