1. Personnel Hygiene
In order to ensure food safety, personnel hygiene is important. This includes ensuring that food workers are washing their hands properly, wearing clean clothing, and not having any open wounds or infectious diseases.
2. Food Contact Surfaces
Food contact surfaces should be cleaned and sanitized regularly. This includes surfaces such as cutting boards, countertops, and utensils.
3. Storage of Food
Food should be stored in a clean and sanitary manner. This means keeping food away from pests and insects, and storing food at the correct temperature.
4. Cooking and Reheating Food
Cooked food should be properly cooled and then reheated to a safe temperature before serving. Reheating food too quickly can lead to bacteria growth.
5. Cooling Food
Cooked food should be properly cooled before being stored in the fridge or freezer. Food that is not cooled properly can lead to bacterial growth.
6. Handwashing Facilities
Food truck workers should always wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling food. This helps to prevent the spread of bacteria and other contaminants.
7. Wastewater Disposal
The wastewater from the food truck should be disposed of in a safe manner. This means draining it into a proper sewerage system or septic tank. It is important to keep wastewater from entering into the environment.
8. Premises, Equipment and Utensils
The premises, equipment, and utensils of the food truck should be cleaned and sanitized regularly. This helps to prevent the spread of bacteria and other contaminants.
9. Pest Control
Pests can be a major source of contamination in food trucks. Pest control measures should be taken to prevent them from entering the premises.
10. Transportation of Food
Food should be transported in a clean and sanitary manner. This means keeping food away from pests and insects, and storing food at the correct temperature.
11. Record Keeping
It is important for food trucks to keep accurate records of their activities. This includes records of food handling, storage, and transportation. These records can help to track down any problems that may occur.
There are various other requirements that food trucks must meet, such as having proper signage. These requirements help to ensure that food trucks are operating safely and in compliance with the law.