What is the main hazard with the delivery of frozen food?
What Do I Need to Consider When Accepting Delivery of Frozen Foods.
Freezing food prevents the growth of harmful bacteria.
However, once frozen food begins to defrost, the bacteria can start to multiply again.
This could potentially cause food poisoning to the consumer..
What items should be rejected?
Appearance Reject food that is moldy or has an abnormal color. Food that is moist when it should be dry, such as salami, should also be rejected. Do not accept any food item that shows signs of pests or pest damage. Texture Reject meat, fish, or poultry that is slimy, sticky, or dry.
When should you reject a delivered item?
The quality of the food you are purchasing is very important. Make sure to reject food if it’s moldy or is the wrong consistency (e.g. moist foods should never be delivered dry). Never accept a product that shows signs of pest damage. Any food that has an abnormal smell or color should be rejected.
What temperature should frozen food be delivered at UK?
It is good practice to keep frozen food at -18˚C or colder. (Food labelled ‘Quick frozen’ must be stored at -18˚C or colder, or displayed at -12˚C or colder.) You should check the temperature of your freezing equipment at least once a day starting with your opening checks (see the diary).
How do you check the temperature of a frozen food?
The food is safe if it has reached a high enough temperature for a long enough time. If you want to check the temperature of a food, use a clean probe. Insert the probe so that the tip is in the centre of the food (or the thickest part). legal requirement that hot food must be kept above 63°C.
What temperature should meat be delivered?
Foods that should be refrigerated should be transported in an environment of at least 41 degrees Fahrenheit or lower and foods that are frozen should be transported at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. If the temperature of the vehicles is above these temperatures, the food should be rejected.