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

Commercial Kitchen Cleaning Checklist One of the biggest challenges of running a busy commercial kitchen is keeping it clean. Regular cleaning of your kitchen is essential for food safety and can help lower food waste, reducing overall costs. Besides the kitchen cleaning checklist below, there are tasks your staff should be taking care of throughout the day. These tasks include: always brushing down the grill between cooking red meat, poultry and fish wiping down prep areas between tasks switching cutting boards [...]

2019-11-10T10:31:05+00:00By |Food Hygiene|

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 [...]