Is food cooked thoroughly
Are frozen foods thoroughly defrosted before cooking?
Safe chilled food
Is all food being put into fridge straight away after delivery and preparation?
Is the temperature of cooked/ready to eat food below 8ºC: on delivery?/in fridges?
Safe frozen food
Is frozen food at or below -18°C?
Is frozen food in airtight containers?
Has all frozen food a ‘use by’ date?
Safe hot holding
Is hot food kept above 63°C?
Has all high-risk food got a use-by date?
Is all cooked/ready to eat food within its use-by date?
Is food used within 3 days of production?
Is food used within 3 days once opened?
Safe personal hygiene
Are hands being washed properly and often enough?
Is clean overclothing being worn?
Are hot water, soap, and clean towels available for hand washing?
Is food being handled as little as possible?
Safe cleaning and maintenance
Do all surfaces look clean?
Are food contact surfaces sanitised daily?
Are surfaces in good condition?
Are cleaning chemicals stored and used properly?
Is cleaning equipment clean and in good condition?
Is all lighting and ventilation working and being used properly?
Are bins and surrounding areas kept clean?
Safe pest control
Are there any signs of mice, flies or other pests?
Is food covered?
Are separate chopping boards, knives and other equipment used for raw and cooked foods?
Are separate work areas used for raw and cooked foods?
Are frozen raw foods thawed away from cooked/ready to eat foods?
Are surfaces used for cooked/ready to eat foods sanitised before use?
Are cleaning cloths used only once before being sterilised?
Are cooked/ready to eat foods stored above raw foods in the fridge?
Is all food covered properly in fridges and dry store, and while cooling?
Is all food checked for intact packaging and use-by dates on delivery and storage?
Are any pets or pet equipment in kitchen or pantry?
Is any food or food equipment near the floor?
Are food preparation areas cleared of domestic or family articles and cleaned before use?
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)