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17 07, 2020

Food Safety is main consumer concern

2021-09-21T13:22:29+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

2021-09-21T13:39:20+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?

2021-10-27T13:01:22+00:00October 21st, 2019|Refrigeration, Food Hygiene, Food Safety|

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 [...]

25 03, 2019

What is HACCP

2021-10-25T18:41:30+00:00March 25th, 2019|HACCP, Environmental Health, Food Safety|

What is HACCP? Hazard analysis and critical control points, or HACCP (/ˈhæsʌp/), is a systematic preventive approach to food safety from biological, chemical, and physical hazards in production processes that can cause the finished product to be unsafe and designs measures to reduce these risks to a safe level. Simply, HACCP is a way of managing food safety hazards. Food safety management procedures should be based on HACCP principles. HACCP involves looking closely at [...]

25 10, 2018

Acrylamide and Food Safety

2021-09-21T13:17:50+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

2021-10-01T11:00:40+00:00February 11th, 2018|Food Hygiene, Environmental Health, 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?

2021-11-12T12:28:26+00:00October 19th, 2017|Food Hygiene, Environmental Health, Food Safety, HACCP, Restaurant Industry|

Are you starting a food business? We have some great tips right here for you. 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 starting a food business. Before opening, get in touch with your local authority. They will [...]

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