Tip of the Week

If you do not have a separate food wash sink in your kitchen, here is a good procedure to follow

All salad, fruit and vegetables need to be washed before use, unless they are labelled as “washed and ready to eat”.

As well as washing off dirt, insects, herbicides and pesticides, we need to ensure that all bacteria is removed (especially E.coli).

Procedure for multi use of dishwash/food wash sink

  • Wash the sink thoroughly before use
  • Sanitise the sink before use
  • Wash salad, fruit and vegetables at the start of the shift before dishes and utensils need to be washed
  • Use a colander so the food does not come into direct contact with the surface of the sink
  • Once the fruit and salad has been washed, the sink can be used for dish and utensil wash

Alert

Staff Briefing – make sure all staff know and follow this procedure

Weekly Food Fact

Did you know that lettuce was first eaten by the ancient kings of Persia 2,500 years ago. It was thought that eating lettuce helped you to have a good night’s sleep.