12 04, 2021

Want to be a restaurant owner? Ghost Kitchen is the answer.

2021-09-03T12:23:56+00:00April 12th, 2021|Environmental Health, Food Hygiene, Food Safety, HACCP, Restaurant Industry|

What is a Ghost Kitchen? Want to be a restaurant owner?  Ghost Kitchen is the answer. So you want to open a restaurant? Are you in love with the idea of owning a fast-food restaurant and passionate about the food industry? But what's stopping you from turning this dream into reality? Investment, experience, risks, kitchen nightmares, bureaucracy? Well, the advent of technology has made this simpler. Heard the buzz around Ghost Kitchens? Now is the time to open [...]

27 02, 2021

Online food safety training

2021-09-03T12:36:39+00:00February 27th, 2021|Environmental Health, Food Hygiene, Food Safety, HACCP, News, Restaurant Industry|

Stay up to date with all the latest Food Safety regulations with this free online food safety training offered by the FSA The Food Standards Agency UK has launched a range of free online food safety training courses. View Online food safety training as PDF(Opens in a new window) We have free online food safety courses available to help you and your business comply with food hygiene and food standards. Our e-learning courses include: Allergen training(Opens in a new window) [...]

13 02, 2021

Safety First: A Restaurants Guide to Serving Food and Protecting People During Covid 19

2021-04-07T11:44:32+00:00February 13th, 2021|Environmental Health, Food Hygiene, Food Safety|

The coronavirus pandemic has public health and safety as the main priority in everyone's mind, and in the restaurant industry in particular. We want to get back in the kitchen cooking, open our restaurants and serving customers, we need to in order to survive financially, but there are so many questions. What are the guidelines for serving food at events during the COVID-19 pandemic? What precautions should be taken for food safety during the COVID-19 outbreak? Can I get COVID-19 from a food [...]

14 10, 2020

Reopening checklist for food businesses during COVID-19

2021-04-07T16:26:56+00:00October 14th, 2020|Environmental Health, Food Hygiene, Food Safety, HACCP, Information, News, Restaurant Industry|

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. [...]

13 10, 2020

Commercial Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

2021-09-03T12:37:28+00:00October 13th, 2020|Environmental Health, Food Hygiene, Food Safety, HACCP, Information|

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 food service and health regulations. So what's essential to keep your kitchen [...]

21 10, 2019

Your freezer has failed, now what?

2021-02-27T10:14:07+00:00October 21st, 2019|Food Hygiene, Food Safety, Refrigeration|

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 [...]

13 12, 2018

Restaurants can improve profits with a better food safety system

2019-11-04T13:00:12+00:00December 13th, 2018|Food Hygiene|

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 [...]

30 11, 2018

Are your staff washing their hands?

2019-11-10T11:29:21+00:00November 30th, 2018|Environmental Health, Food Hygiene|

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, [...]

11 02, 2018

Food hygiene, a guide for businesses

2021-04-07T18:53:09+00:00February 11th, 2018|Environmental Health, Food Hygiene, Food Safety, HACCP|

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 [...]

19 10, 2017

Are you starting a food business?

2021-04-07T11:13:12+00:00October 19th, 2017|Environmental Health, Food Hygiene, Food Safety|

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 business, or apply for approval to plan your [...]