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Food Safety in School


Occasionally, parents, grandparents and friends of the school have made cakes and buns and brought them into school for staff to distribute to children at parties, fundraising events or just for an occasional treat. Unfortunately, due to legislative and health and safety requirements, we cannot give out any home-made food to groups and classes of children because we are not able to confirm the source of ingredients or the standard of hygiene present during the food preparation process.

The law requires that all food supplied to children by the school is produced, stored, handled and transported to the highest standards of hygiene to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Act 1990, the food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995, and the Food Safety (Temperature Control) Regulations) 1995. Any member of staff not complying with its requirements will take on a personal liability for any consequences arising from those actions. This Policy does not apply to food brought onto school premises (this is usually a child’s packed lunch) for children’s own consumption.