Food safety needs to be at the forefront of your mind when unpacking and storing food deliveries. Keeping food safe begins with having enough storage space and a designated area for each item to be placed. It is essential to always check the temperature of the area in which food is stored and to be sure there is plenty of light and ventilation in the area.
Food should not be stored near chemicals, trash, leaky pipes, or in a mechanical room. By ensuring that the food storage areas are well maintained and are meeting safety standards, the risk of food safety issues will decrease significantly.
All steps of a delivery are important and crucial for food safety. It is important to inspect foods when they are delivered, store them in the correct location, and ensure food storage areas are well maintained. Only accepting the best products for your facility is important.
The Nutrition Resource Center, a team of registered dietitians and certified food-safety professionals at Gordon Food Service, offers many food safety tools and resources for customers. If you are currently a customer, learn more about our food safety service offerings.