It is Important for a restaurant owner to store fresh food items. If you don’t, the likeliness of bacteria growing increases as well as the risks of food spoilage, fungi in meals and multiplication of bacteria. If you don’t own a chest freezer UK then you will never reduce the symptoms of food poisoning and allergic reactions due to the food being served in your restaurant. Such mistakes of negligence can get your restaurant shut down and lead you to a lawsuit on your hands. So to avoid the occurrence of any such horrible event, you’ll have to follow these signs for detecting spoiled food.
Strange and smelly odors
If you are ever experiencing strange and unpleasant smells coming from your food the simplest solution is to throw it away. These are the signs of expiry or contamination. Such unknown odours are oozing out because of the protozoa and fungi growing inside of the bread, milk, eggs and other food items you have not stored properly. A few days later huge patches of green and white molds filled with spores would begin to appear on the surface of the food. That is the final straw to completely destroy the freshness of the food items placed in the pantry or any other storage place that is spreading fungi and bacteria.
Difference in texture
When you notice the texture of a dairy item or bread loaves becoming mushy, soft or even falling apart easily. This is the sign that it is going soggy and becoming a breeding ground for fungi. The fungi will then begin to spread everywhere and keep on contaminating any edible item it views in its path. If you want to prevent this dilemma for good then the only option is to throw it away in the garbage where it belongs.
Weird sense of taste
Whenever you are eating something and it tastes a bit sour and bitter, toss it into the dustbin immediately. There is no point of restoring it back into its original condition by putting it inside a refrigerator or heating it up in microwave. The original taste and condition is long gone. It is no longer something that is meant to be edible.
Signs of discoloration
If you ever notice that a certain food item is turning green in color then it has gone fully rotten. All you have left is to throw it away for good and not consume it. This is the final stage of contamination in food and in this the stage the fungus and the bacteria takes full control of the produce and forms several microbes inside and outward on the food.
Formation of mold
If you view any formation of white and green spots with hairy substances protruding out then that is the emergence of mold. Do not keep such food and produces for any longer than you already have. That is because the substance is mold, a deadly form of green fungus. The bacteria will not hold back from spreading and infecting every other edible near it.