While the majority of UK restaurants score well on hygiene checks, we still hear news about bad hygiene situations on a regular basis. Recently, you have probably read about the bacteria associated with a large coffeehouse chain. We cannot emphasize enough how important hygiene is for a catering business. Failure to comply with the hygiene rules can result in a fine or increased supervision. One of the most important processes in a professional kitchen is cooling back prepared dishes.
Rice is risky
Due to the high moisture content in rice, restaurants that serve Asian food are at higher risk of unsafe situations. Many of these restaurants prepare rice once or twice a week in large amounts. To prevent microbiological growth, a dish must be cooled down to 7 degrees Celsius after cooking. If this does not happen and the rice is insufficiently heated before serving, harmful bacteria remain present. The high moisture content in rice makes this process extra critical.