E. coli O157 cross-contamination caterers factsheet


This factsheet is a handy guide containing the key consideration for those in the catering industry. It is not intended to replace the full E. coli O157 Control of cross-contamination guidance.

Contaminated food can make your customers seriously ill and can even kill. This factsheet, if followed correctly, will help you control the risk of cross-contamination within your business. For further advice on anything in this factsheet, please refer to the corresponding section in the full guidance.

What is E. coli and cross-contamination?

E. coli O157 is a harmful bacterium that is particularly dangerous because it can cause infections in very low doses - less than 10 bacteria. It can survive refrigeration and freezing and has been shown to be tolerant of acid, salt and dry conditions

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Bouncy castles and other play inflatables: safety advice

Serious incidents have occurred where inflatables have collapsed or blown away in windy conditions.

These simple precautions can help you avoid serious incidents, whether you supply or buy bouncy castles and inflatables, are hiring one for an event, or operate them.

Health and safety law applies to the supply, hire and use of inflatables for commercial purposes. It does not apply to private, domestic buyers and users.

This guidance applies to inflatables devices used both outside and inside.

See attached for details;

Source HSE

Acrylamides and food safety issues arising

Analysis of the EU Regulation by Mike Stigwood, MAS Environmental Limited