Undercooked Beef Burgers: Guidance

The Food Standards Agency has issued revised guidance (June 2018)  for food business operators who may sell undercooked burger meals to consumers. This information is also essential for consumers themselves.

“Burgers cooked rare and medium rare carry a higher risk of food poisoning. Unlike a steak, a burger needs to be cooked through to reduce that risk. The Food Standards Agency recommends that children, pregnant women and anyone with a weaker immune system have their burgers well done. Please ask us for more information.”

Any business selling undercooked burgers should ensure that that the information is provided to consumers at the point of sale, and to ensure that all waiting & front of house staff are aware of the information.

If you require further information please contact us at environmentalhealth@scilly.gov.uk