You have just learnt that it is extremely important to handle food correctly while it is being received, stored and served. Now it’s time to look at the safety measures required when transporting food. Remember you must always protect food from contamination.
Click on the delivery trucks to learn about how to transport food safely.
Use a cooling system to ensure that cold food is transported below 5°C or colder and that frozen food is transported frozen solid. Remember food must be transported at the right temperature, otherwise bacteria can grow. Use insulated boxes with cooler bricks or sheets to maintain food at safe temperatures if the food transport vehicle does not have a cooling system, but only where short distances are travelled.
Ensure that hot food is transported at 60°C or hotter. Use insulated boxes to maintain food at safe temperatures if the food transport vehicle does not have a heating system, but only where short distances are travelled.
Keep ready-to-eat food items that are being transported separate from raw food that also needs to be transported.
Make sure that the food is transported separate from any chemicals, animals or other objects that might contaminate the food.
Make sure that the delivery vehicle and transport boxes are cleaned thoroughly prior to each delivery and that the food is packed into the transport vehicle only when it is ready for delivery. Once the food has been loaded in the truck, deliver it as soon as possible.
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