Health inspection: What you need to know
Is your restaurant bustling with customers, and you’re serving vast quantities of high-quality quality pork meat products? That’s great, but please ensure that you are following South Africa’s health protocols so that when the inspector visits, you can show off your pristine A+ restaurant work environment.
The things a health inspector will check
- Essential items that will be checked
Essential items are that will be checked are anything directly related to foodborne illness. Please take note of the following examples.
– Make sure all meat products are purchased from a reputable meat supplier.
– Ensure cooked foods are rapidly chilled in the recommended amount of time. Your chef(s) and kitchen staff must know these time periods.
– Confirm no cross-contamination between raw, cooked or ready to serve products has taken place during service and in storage.
– Correct handwashing procedures. Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap and sanitise them as well. You can never be too careful.
- Unsafe foods
Health inspectors will check to ensure there are no potentially hazardous foods in your restaurant. Food such as pork (as well as other red meat and poultry) needs to be maintained at a specific temperature and can only be kept for a certain amount of time. If these requirements are not adhered to, you’re risking customers and staff suffering from food-related illnesses. So, cooking, holding and storage temperatures must be correct. They may also ask for proof that you’re following these best practices.
- The health of your employees
If any of your employees are sick, do not let them continue to handle and prepare food and send them home immediately. Person-to-person contact is a leading cause of foodborne illness, not to mention COVID-19. The last thing you want is for employees to transfer germs to customers – that could really damage your brand reputation. This should go without saying, but please follow all COVID-19 health protocols all the time. You don’t want to be forced to close, do you?
How to order wholesale pork meat products online
We have revamped our website and upgraded our online product enquiry platform to streamline the order process. All you are required to do is to fill in the webform (which you’ll find on each of the product pages) with your details and list the pork meat products that you require. We have a wide range of locally sourced products. Our sales representatives will process your order. The order will be delivered to your business premises (or address listed on the webform) according to the time specified in our delivery policy below.
Van Wyngaardt’s delivery policy
Our delivery policy requires a minimum order amount of R8,000.00 is placed. You may order between Monday to Thursday. Should your order before 12:00, we will deliver the next day; if it’s after 12:00, your order will be delivered to you the following working day. Delivery is only valid for the outer Gauteng region.
At Van Wyngaardt, we comply with acceptable animal welfare practices. All our meat products are cut to order and packaged according to legal requirements to guarantee freshness and quality. Enjoy!