Authored By: Ollie Lammers
Fairs and festivals are popular during the summer and draw people in with the variety of foods and drinks available.
According to Lexblog, the usual safety controls in a kitchen, like hand-washing facilities or refrigeration thermometers, may not be available when cooking and dining at fairs and festivals.
Lexblog reports a list of questions to consider before buying food from a vendor at a festival or fair:
- Does the vendor have a clean workstation?
- Does the vendor have a sink for employees to wash their hands?
- Do the employees wear gloves while handling food?
Remember that food safety practices at fairs or festivals are the same at home or at a restaurant. Foods like meat, poultry, and fish need to be cooked to a high temperature that will kill the harmful germs when present.
If you think you might have gotten a food-borne illness, report it immediately to your local health department.
For more food tips for fairs and festivals this summer, click here.