INSPECT THE COLD STORAGE AREA
You will check the cold storage area
during an inspection of a food service
facility. This is a critical area since safe
temperatures must be maintained for food
items in cold storage. If safe temperatures
are not maintained, the risk of foodborne
illness is high. Lesson 5 discusses items
to inspect in this area.
INSPECT COLD STORAGE AREAS
a. The chart on pages 5-3 through 5-10 presents the important items to observe
when checking cold storage areas.
b. As with all the areas in a food service facility, you must be able to differentiate
between major and minor defects. A minor problem does not make the entire cold
storage area unsatisfactory. A major defect, however, can make the entire area a
serious health hazard.
c. Answer the questions with the chart as you have done with previous lessons.