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Why your Environmental Health Officer wants you to go digital

Why your Environmental Health Officer wants you to go digital As a good business, under European legislation, you are legally required to have in place a documented food safety, or HACCP policy.While the vast majority of establishments just print off and use the standard pages from the Food Standards Agency website, it is entirely up to the business itself as to what method they use as long as they can show a completed and reliable record of food safety [...]

Commercial Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

Having a commercial kitchen cleaning checklist is useful because it helps you stay organised and keep on top of food safety guidelines. When it comes to running a commercial kitchen, cleanliness is a top priority. Your customers not only appreciate a clean kitchen, but the law requires it. Whether you run a small restaurant, residential home, large hotel or global fast food chains, all kitchens must follow foodservice and health regulations. So what's essential to keep your kitchen [...]

Are your staff washing their hands?

Are your staff washing their hands? Your food business staff need to be washing their hands properly and frequently to maintain a healthy kitchen! Washing is important to help prevent harmful bacteria from spreading from peoples’ hands. All staff that work with food must wash their hands: when in the kitchen or preparation area before preparing food after touching raw food after handling food waste or emptying a bin after cleaning after blowing their nose after touching phones, [...]

Are you starting a food business?

Are your staff washing their hands? It's exciting times ahead for your food business.  You have the perfect location, menus are being developed and you have a great team, now time for the part everyone dreads. Time to get in touch with your local authority!   Contact your local authority regarding your food business Before opening, get in touch with your local authority. They will be able to help you: determine whether you need to register your food [...]