Food Safety - why do I have to cover food for sale?

Uncovered food on display is a common complaint we regularly receive from the public about food businesses. Foods must be protected from contamination.

If you have foods on display like cakes or slices on benches or on top of display units, you must keep them covered, such as under a glass cloche.

Foods that are uncovered can be tampered with by customers, coughed on, have flies lay larvae on them and do not portray a food safe business to customers. So, please make sure your food is always protected.

Page last updated: Monday, 26 April 2021