31 10, 2019

Why your Environmental Health Officer wants you to go digital

2020-01-19T18:22:37+00:00Environmental 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?

2020-01-19T19:14:30+00:00Food 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 help [...]