Food Hygiene at Events 

Food hygiene is always important, but it is especially important when preparing food for large events. A single case of food poisoning can ruin an event, and it can also have serious health consequences for the people who get sick.

Tips for ensuring food hygiene at events: 

  • Plan: Make sure you have enough food to feed everyone, and that you have the right equipment and supplies to prepare and serve the food safely. 
  • Use clean, sanitised utensils: All utensils used for food preparation and service should be clean and sanitised, including knives, cutting boards, serving spoons, and tongs. 
  • Wash your hands regularly: Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food. 
  • Separate raw and cooked foods: Raw foods, such as meat, poultry, and fish, can contain harmful bacteria. These bacteria can be transferred to cooked foods if they come into contact with each other. To avoid cross-contamination, keep raw and cooked foods separate. 
  • Cook food to the suitable temperature: Different types of food need to be cooked to different temperatures to kill harmful bacteria. Make sure you cook food to the proper temperature to ensure food safety. 
  • Refrigerate food promptly: Food that is not going to be eaten immediately should be refrigerated promptly. This will help prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. 
  • Label food containers: Label all food containers with the contents and the date they were prepared. This will help you to keep track of the food and ensure that it is eaten before it goes off. 
  • Dispose of food waste properly: Food waste should be disposed of properly. This will help to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria. 


Additional considerations when planning food hygiene at events: 

  • The type of event. The type of event will determine the type of food that is served and the number of people who will be attending. 
  • The location of the event. The location of the event will affect the availability of food safety resources, such as running water and refrigeration. 
  • The weather conditions. Inclement weather can make it difficult to ensure and maintain food safety. 
  • The number of people attending. The number of people attending will affect the amount of food that needs to be prepared and the number of staff needed to handle the food safely. 


It’s important to consult with a qualified food safety professional to plan for food hygiene at your event. By taking the time to plan ahead and implement food safety guidelines, you can help to ensure that your event is safe and enjoyable for everyone. 

The iProtectU health and safety software provides: 

  • An inspection and Audit App which allows for safety inspection of the workplace and associated report 
  • eLearning on a wide range of EHS topics 
  • Scheduling functionality for managers to send eLearning, risk assessments and documents out to all staff via the software with tracks completion and compliance 
  • Risk assessment template covering event management 
  • Management system to document control the policy on event management 
  • Method Statement module for the creation of work activity working instructions 
  • Legal register that provides legislation guidance on event management 
  • Incident investigation module that tracks incidents involving food hygiene both with an app and via desktop 
  • Hazard observation app where staff can report and record any concerns regarding food hygiene to the organisation 
  • Asset management App ensuring assets are recorded in the software 



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