• The Federation of Canteens in Schools (FOCIS), and the National Allergy Strategy developed the Food safety in school canteens poster which contains simple steps to ensure food prepared and sold in the school canteen in done so safely.
  • The Handle with care poster can be displayed in the canteen as a reminder of the importance to prepare and serve food at appropriate temperatures
  • The National Food Safety Standards are applicable to all businesses that sell food, including school canteens. The ‘Looking after our Kids’ video was developed some time ago (2002) however as this explains the Standards in a school canteen context we encourage you to watch the video, available via YouTube.
  • For further support and advice about food safety and hygiene, including the level of food preparation permitted in your canteen, please contact your local Environmental Health Officer. See your local council website for contact details.

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