THE Checklist for street food inspections
When you run a street food business you just have to accept that a person in a white coat and hat is going to have a nose around your premises and make little notes on a clipboard. It’s for the best, because they’ll use their assessments to award you a food hygiene rating. 0 is bad. 5 is excellent.
As a street food trader you’ve got to aim to get a 5 rating. It makes customers more likely to eat your food, and event and market organisers more likely to book you for work.
Inspectors will want to know that your premises (and prep kitchen if you have one) is set up for hygienic food production. They’ll look at your food, your processes, your food safety management system and your risk assessments.
If you’re an NCASS member, they’ll inspect you according to the Primary Authority plan. If you’re not a member, you could undergo inconsistent inspections across local authority borders.
Whether you’re an NCASS member yet or not, use this checklist to prepare for your hygiene inspection and give your street food business a better shot at getting that coveted 5 rating.