A district judge has upheld the decision of local authority to impose a ban on a Southsea restaurant from serving rare burgers. Portsmouth City Council placed an emergency hygiene notice on 6oz Burgers in the Southsea area of the city last April, because the business did not have a proper system to ensure the undercooked burgers were safe.
The case in point for the procurement of rare burgers is to ensure that a food safety management system based on HACCP principles is in operation with strict adherence to Critical Control Control Points. This would minimise the risk of cross contamination and ensure that legal compliance is met.
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