E.Coli Contamination Guidance

The Food Standards Agency has issued guidance for food businesses on how to control the risk of E.coli O157 contamination.

If your business handles raw food, which could be contaminated with E.coli O157, in the same establishment as ready-to-eat food, there will be a greater risk. Raw food, such as meat, fruit and vegetables, that have been in contact with the soil and are not supplied as ready-to-eat, should be handled as if they are contaminated by E.coli O157.

Although E.coli is the key focus of this guidance, the measures outlined will also help in the control of other bacteria, such as campylobacter and salmonella.

For further information please contact the Customer Services Team on 01353 665555