1. Review the food safety plan to ensure that it is up-to-date and effective.
The food safety plan should be reviewed regularly to ensure that it is current and effective. It should outline the procedures that the restaurant will follow to protect customers from foodborne illness.
2. Inspect the facility for cleanliness, including walls, floors, ceilings, and fixtures.
The facility should be routinely inspected for cleanliness. Walls, floors, ceilings, and fixtures should be free of dirt and debris.
3. Check for proper handwashing practices by employees.
Employees should be properly washing their hands to prevent the spread of bacteria. They should be using soap and hot water, and scrubbing for at least 20 seconds.
4. Verify that food is properly stored and protected from contamination.
Food should be stored in sealed containers to protect it from contamination. It should also be stored in the correct temperature range to prevent bacterial growth.
5. Test kitchen temperatures to ensure compliance with food safety regulations.
The kitchen should be routinely tested for temperatures that are safe for food preparation. Temperatures should be monitored for hot foods, cold foods, and frozen foods.
6. Inspect refrigeration and freezer units for proper function and temperature control.
Refrigeration and freezer units should be inspected to make sure they are working correctly and maintaining the correct temperature levels.
7. Check dishwashing machines for correct sanitizing levels.
Dishwashing machines should be checked to make sure they are using the correct amount of sanitizer Water temperatures should also be monitored to ensure compliance with food safety regulations.
8. Assess pest control measures in place.
Pest control measures should be assessed to make sure they are adequate in preventing pests from entering the facility.
9. Evaluate general hygiene practices of staff.
Employees' general hygiene practices should be evaluated to make sure they are following safety standards. This includes wearing gloves when handling food, washing hands regularly, keeping hair tied back, etc.
10. Review the restaurant's safety procedures.
Restaurant owners should periodically review their safety procedures to make sure they are up-to-date and effective. This includes evacuation procedures in case of fire or other emergencies.