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Food Storage Checklist Template

You can use this safe food storage procedures checklist to evaluate if procedures comply with standards and if fitting temperature levels are kept. Perform regular evaluations to guarantee consistency in food storage procedures.
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Inspection
Dry Storage
The storage area is properly lit and with sufficient air circulation.
The storage area is free of any kind of poison (e.g. cleaning products and chemicals)
The storage area is kept dry and cool.
Stored foods are stored off the floor, apart from the walls and away from direct origins of heat and sunlight
The storage temperature is kept between 10°C to 15°C (50°F-59°F)
The storage area is cleaned and free from rodents and vermin.
The storage area has a lock and key.
Refrigerated Storage
The refrigerator temperature is observed and recorded.
Dairy products are stored in a separate area and stored in protecting coverings/container
Refrigerator products are kept in containers or sealed in storage bags.
The refrigerator is in a good working condition.
The refrigerator is clean and clear of any spills and expired food.
The maximum refrigerator temperature is 4°C (39°F).
The refrigerator has a good seal and closes tightly.
Freezer Storage
The freezer has enough open, slotted shelving
Food is kept in freezer-safe containers or freezer bags
Label and date are shown on freezer bags or containers
Freezer has a suitable seal and closes tightly
The maximum freezer temperature is -17°C (0°F)
Frozen food like meat and baked goods are tightly covered with foil before storing in freezer bags
Completion
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Safe Food Storage Procedures Checklist: Ensuring Proper Standards and Temperature Levels


You can use this safe food storage procedures checklist to evaluate if procedures comply with standards and if fitting temperature levels are kept. Regular evaluations are essential to guarantee consistency in food storage procedures.


The checklist should include steps for proper storage, handling, and temperature control. Ensure that your food storage area is clean and free from pests, with appropriate ventilation and lighting. Food should be stored in appropriate containers, with labels indicating the contents and the date of storage.


By regularly using a safe food storage procedures checklist, you can ensure that your food storage practices are in line with proper standards and that temperature levels are consistently maintained. This will help you to keep your family safe and healthy while also reducing food waste.

Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.