UK – FSA – Draft guidance for consultation: Less than thoroughly cooked beef burgers


Disease In Food

Summary of the less than thoroughly cooked beef burgers guidance for food businesses and local authorities.

This guidance gives advice to food businesses and local authority (LA) officers on controls and safe systems which can reduce the risks associated with less than thoroughly cooked (LTTC) beef burgers, sometimes referred to as rare, pink or lightly cooked burgers.

his document contains regulatory guidance and best practice. Regulatory guidance specifies how food business operators can comply with legislation. Best practice is not required by law.

Who is this publication for?

This guidance is for:

  • businesses serving LTTC beef burgers
  • local authority officers enforcing food hygiene official controls
  • it may also be of interest to manufacturers and processors of beef, minced beef and beef burgers intended to be less than thoroughly cooked

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