READY TO EAT FOODS AND HIGH RISK FOODS

Ready to eat foods are foods that are consumed without further treatment or processing

Examples of ready to eat food items may include:

Cooked, fried or roasted vegetables and meats, deli meats, sandwiches and filled rolls, dairy products such as milk and cheese, fruits, pre-washed/topped and tailed vegetables, prepared vegetable salads, whole salad items such as tomatoes or cucumbers, open and canned foods, oysters, shellfish, preserves and jams, condiments, bread, confectionery and biscuits.

WHAT ARE HIGH RISK FOODS?


High risk foods are foods which will support the growth of food poisoning bacteria AND which are ready to eat, or have gone through most, if not all, steps in their preparation which might control microbiological hazards like bacteria. Such foods required to be held at an appropriate temperature to ensure safety.
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