Catering from home
It is worth considering the following points before you decide to cater from home for a number of people such as family, friends, parties or community functions at church and village halls:
- Can it be done in more suitable premises, like the church or village hall kitchen, where there may be more space to prevent cross-contamination?
- If your domestic kitchen is used then it may be subject to a food hygiene inspection, as would a food business.
- Your home must comply with the requirements of the food hygiene regulations:
- Food safety at home – information and advice on handling food properly
- Personal hygiene – advice on preventing the spread of harmful bacteria by observing good personal hygiene.
- Catering advice for charity and community groups providing food - advice on providing food in a village hall or other community setting for volunteers and charity groups.
- Food poisoning - information about the signs and symptoms of food poisoning from the NHS
Contact us for advice, especially if you are catering for large groups and are producing high risk foods such as cooked meats, barbecues and buffets:
- phone: 01253 891000
- email: FoodStandardsAgency@wyre.gov.uk
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