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Food service health and safety checklist

Download this free PDF checklist to to inspect food-service locations for safety and compliance.

A food service health and safety checklist is an instrument used to evaluate food establishment or commercial kitchen compliance to hygienic practices and food safety standards. It ensures that all food-related activities at the facility comply with the set standards.

This page will discuss:

  • Food service health and safety checklist requirements
  • The purpose of a food service health and safety checklist assessment
  • Benefits of using a food service health and safety checklist app

What are the requirements of a food service health and safety checklist?

A food service health and safety checklist should cover all the critical aspects vital to ensure food safety at a commercial kitchen or food facility set by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This includes hygiene of the utensils, equipment, food items expiration dates, personal hygiene, food preparation, storage and safety standards, and more.\

Who uses a food service health and safety checklist and why?

Health department inspectors and food-facility managers can use the food service health and safety checklist to ensure the facility’s compliance with personal hygiene and food safety standards and determine where corrective action is needed to prevent food-borne illnesses.

Why use a food service health and safety checklist app?

A food service health and safety checklist app streamlines the inspection process to ensure a facility is compliant and reduce the risk of food-borne illness. With a mobile app, health department personnel can take photos to document food-safety violations and send inspection reports directly from the field to accelerate remediation. It can be easily modified to adapt to the type of food facility being inspected, and enables inspection records to be stored in the cloud where they can be accessed from anywhere to provide documentation of corrective action and compliance.

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