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 [...]

17 07, 2020

Food Safety is main consumer concern

2020-11-13T17:35:06+00:00July 17th, 2020|Food Safety, Going Digital, HACCP, Restaurant Industry|

Consumer concern over food safety highlights potential for digital assurance A recent study of consumers’ food safety concerns shows that there is a gap between consumers perceived food safety and the reality of food safety. It has been shown that companies who can demonstrate that they take food safety seriously can close the trust gap. The survey highlights: Food safety is the primary concern for consumers: 85% trust branded products, 80% non-packaged products and 69% packaged unbranded products. [...]

31 10, 2019

Why your Environmental Health Officer wants you to go digital

2020-01-19T18:22:37+00:00October 31st, 2019|Environmental Health, Food Safety, Going Digital, HACCP, Refrigeration, Technology|

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 [...]

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 [...]

25 10, 2018

Acrylamide and Food Safety

2019-11-10T10:27:56+00:00October 25th, 2018|Food Safety|

What is HACCP Acrylamide is a chemical that naturally forms in starchy food products during high-temperature cooking, including frying, baking, roasting and also industrial processing, at +120°C and low moisture. The main chemical process that causes this is known as the Maillard Reaction; it is the same reaction that ‘browns’ food and affects its taste. Acrylamide forms from sugars and amino acids (mainly one called asparagine) that are naturally present in many foods. Acrylamide is found in products such [...]

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 [...]