Refrigeration and its use is an important facility used by caterers to extend the life of food and reduce the growth of harmful bacteria.
There are rules for using refrigeration covering the temperatures of fridges and how to avoid cross contamination of foods.
To get an up to date understanding of hygiene requirements always refer to the Food Standards Agency.
The following links will take you to Safer Food Better Business section of the website:
And the PDF download which covers:
- Cross contamination
- Chilling (refrigeration)