E.Coli Contamination Guidance

On 29 April 2019, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued new guidance for caterers on controlling the risk of E. coli 0157.

Raws food, such as meat, fruit, herbs and vegetables should be handled as if they are contaminated by E.coli O157.  If your business handles raw food, in the same establishment as ready-to-eat food, there will be a greater risk.

Although E.coli is the key focus of this guidance, the measures outlined will also help in the control of other harmful bacteria.

The full guidance and a short summary can be found at the following link.

For further information please contact the Commercial Team at foodandsafety@eastcambs.gov.uk  or on 01353 665555