Keeping your food safe

Food safety is one of the most important aspects of food service. When you are using refrigerated display cases to sell food with, there are a couple of things you can do to make sure your food and your customers stay safe.

There were over 300,000 cases of food borne illness is 2007. 5,000 of those actually died. As restaurant and store owners, we have to do everything we can to keep our customers safe. They are putting their trust in us and we have to fulfill our side but using equipment and procedures that keep our products safe.

Many state authorities on food safety require that all lighting within refrigerated display cases be encapsulated in the event of breakage. This ensures that glass particles aren’t thrown onto nearby food. A proof that equipment meets national sanitary guidelines is the ETL sanitation listing. This mark means that the product has gone through testing and revision if necessary to prove that it meets the required standards.

There are also some general guidelines about food preparation that are important to food safety and storage in refrigerated display cases. In general, cooking food until the core temperature is 75 degrees Celsius will ensure that all food borne bacteria will persish if present. Food contamination is most likely to begin in the preparation portion of its travel from you store to your customer.

Although the guidelines for U.S. food safet are complicated, following a few basic guidelines for food preparation and serving can help ensure your customer’s safety as you use refrigerated display cases in you restaurant or store. One interesting fact is that there are over 15 national agencies that oversee and maintain food safety regulation. We are still responsible for abiding by all of the rules and regualtions that these agencies come up with. It is all about customer safety though.

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