Although we do not need to hold food hygiene certificates to provide food for EFIN – we do need to ensure a suitable level of knowledge to all our volunteers who are handling food for distribution to our families.
If volunteers are providing food on a regular basis, they may need to contact EDDC to see if they need to register a food business.
Food hygiene when cooking for the EFIN community.
Anyone donating or preparing meals must ensure that those who receive the food know what is in it and how to prepare it safely so it doesn’t make them ill.
Donated food products must be sure that foods are labelled with instructions, use-by dates, allergen information and storage guidelines.
Our volunteers must remember the four areas of the 4 C’s for preparing meals – cleaning, cooking, chilling and avoiding cross contamination.
Food should be stored properly to keep it safe.