Food Hygiene

Reopening checklist for food businesses during COVID-19

A checklist to support food businesses to reopen safely during COVID-19 after a period of inaction. Planning and preparation for start-up Site checks Equipment checks Ingredient and product checks Social distancing measures Reopening your food business after a period of closure will require some extra checks alongside your ‘normal’ daily opening checks. These will help to make sure that your business can restart safely. You will need to maintain your basic hygiene standards and recognise the areas where greater attention will be required. A [...]

Your freezer has failed, now what?

For commercial kitchens a freezer breakdown can have severe consequences affecting both customer service and profits. Stock contained within the broken freezer must be assessed for safety and disposed of if unsafe to eat. But how can you tell what should be thrown away, and what can be reused? If you know that the refrigeration has only just failed,  eg: a loss of power or you are onsite at the time of failure, you can follow these steps to help [...]

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 [...]

Restaurants can improve profits with a better food safety system

What is HACCP As a specialist in Food Safety legislation compliance, we are committed to showing how Food Safety compliance can provide commercial kitchens with additional financial benefits and consumer satisfaction. When it comes to restaurants and cafes, there are many factors that determine just how successful they will be. Great food, good customer service, a convenient location and a relaxed atmosphere are all important, but those factors aren’t necessarily plain to see for potential first-time customers. As [...]

2019-11-04T13:00:12+00:00By |Food Hygiene|

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, [...]

Food hygiene, a guide for businesses

Food hygiene, a guide for businesses Good food hygiene is essential for you to make or sell food that is safe to eat. It is very important for you and your staff to understand what good food hygiene is. Please note: Even though there might not be a specific legal requirement behind each tip below, it is very important to follow the advice in this section. The advice on this page, and much more, is also available as [...]

2019-10-31T16:51:18+00:00By |Food Hygiene|

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 [...]