Exmouth Friends In Need – Conflict of Interest Policy and Procedures.

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.

  • wash your hands regularly with soap and water
  • always wash fresh fruit and vegetables before cooking or consumption
  • keep raw and ready-to-eat foods separate
  • do not use food past its use-by date
  • always follow cooking instructions
  • make sure food is properly cooked before you serve it
  • ensure that food preparation areas are suitably cleaned and sanitised after use, and wash any equipment you are using in hot soapy water

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