Hygiene guidance for food deliveries in lockdown

Good practices for good hygiene

Delivery and takeaway businesses remain open during England’s lockdown.

But with the need to prevent the spread of coronavirus (covid-19) and maintain good hygiene, it is vital that business owners take the correct precautions.

Please find guidance below, as advised by the Food Standards Agency.

Cleanliness

The Food Standards Agency advises that businesses do the following:

  • Utensils should be cleaned before each usage.
  • Hands must be washed thoroughly.
  • Ingredients and prepared foods should be stored separately.
  • Ingredients that contain allergens should be separate from other ingredients.
  • Takeaway meals should be labelled clearly so customers know which dishes are suitable for those with an allergy.
  • Food must be stored in sealed containers and at the correct temperatures.

Food delivery

Food businesses should also identify and remove possible cross-contamination risks in the delivery process.

  • All food must be delivered in a way that ensures that it does not become unsafe or unfit to eat. Food must be kept secure such as inside leak-proof food boxes. This helps avoid any risk of cross-contamination.
  • Food that needs refrigerating must be kept cool while being transported.
  • Food that needs to be kept hot should be packed in an insulated bag.
  • Allergen-free meals should be kept separate to avoid contamination through any spillages.
  • It should be clear which container an allergen-free meal is in. A note or sticker can be used to make the customer aware.

For further information on allergens, hygiene and deliveries, please click here.

Source: Food Standards Agency.

Discounted catering supplies for January 2021

Businesses have suffered a great deal during this pandemic.

We wanted to make things easier for business owners up and down the country, so we cut 10% off on selected products as we reopened for business in the New Year.

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Leak-proof boxes

Takeaway food boxes

Our leak-proof boxes come in a variety of sizes and feature an interlocking lid which keeps its contents secure. Suitable for hot food, the boxes are microwave safe for convenience. Biodegradable options are also available.

Great for: Food delivery businesses.

Plastic containers

Plastic food containers

Plastic containers with matching lids help keep food secure. This makes them great for storage as well as delivery. These containers are also microwave and freezer safe.

Great for: Restaurants, kitchens and food delivery businesses.

Sauce pots

Sauce pots and containers

Our sauce pots continue to be best-sellers during lockdown. They come in 2oz and 4oz sizes and keep condiments such as ketchup and mayonnaise secure inside.

Great for: Restaurants, cafes, mobile caterers and food delivery businesses.

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