Tip of the Week
What to do if your freezer fails…..
We have encountered a few incidences recently when a restaurant walk-in freezer has failed overnight.
Follow these pointers to reduce stock loss:-
- Check the temperature of the FOOD, not the air temperature. Use a scan thermometer to check the surface temperature of the food.
- If the temperature of the FOOD is above 8°C, dispose of the food
- If the temperature of the food is 8°C or less, treat it as defrosted food. Date label for 2 days, move to a fridge and use within the 2 days.
- Be creative – write a Specials Board to use the defrosted foods.
Be creative – but stay safe. Don’t be tempted to use food you think is spoiled.
Weekly Food Fact
Did you know that a cow gives enough milk to make 2 gallons of ice cream per day?
That’s 730 gallons per year.
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