Thursday, 26 July 2018
When cooking and serving minced meat burgers, cook them fully to guarantee any harmful microorganisms present, e.g. bacteria, are destroyed.
Everybody running a food business has the same legal obligation – to sell or serve food that is safe to eat.
Caterers should not serve, offer or advertise undercooked or ‘pink’ burgers.
Fully cooked means cooked to a temperature of 75°C in the core (i.e. thickest part) of the food, or to an equivalent temperature-time combination provided in this factsheet.
Colour is not a reliable indicator of thorough cooking.
Failure to serve minced meat burgers that are safe to eat can make people seriously ill and leave a food business operator open to legal action.