Did you know that the eighth-most common food safety violation has to do with not separating raw animal foods from ready-to-eat products?
Keystone - News & Insights
May 24, 2017
How much do you know about cross-contamination taking place between raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods? And why is it a problem?
Raw animal foods may contain harmful bacteria or other hazards and are a potential source of cross-contamination in any food operation, with the risk of causing foodborne illness. Having organized, designated areas for the safe storage of raw animal products and ready-to-eat foods will help prevent cross-contamination of foods.
Preventing cross-contamination between raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods extends to the food preparation area. You should provide designated separate food preparation areas for raw and ready-to-eat products. If that’s not possible, then you’ll want to put procedures in place to ensure proper cleaning and sanitizing between products.