12 04, 2021

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

2021-04-13T09:45:56+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

2021-04-07T11:44:00+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) [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

12 06, 2018

The Restaurant Industry and New Apprenticeships.

2019-10-31T14:29:21+00:00June 12th, 2018|Restaurant Industry|

It probably won't have escaped your attention that the restaurant industry is struggling, particularly when it comes to attracting and keeping staff, a situation that doesn't look likely to improve after Brexit. To address this issue of late, there has been a trend for individual restaurants and hotels to launch their own apprenticeship schemes, to encourage young, or otherwise, people with no qualifications or experience to gain both through full time jobs with perhaps one day a week in a local college. [...]

28 03, 2018

Northern Ireland Easter licensing hours 2018

2021-04-03T19:39:10+00:00March 28th, 2018|Restaurant Industry|

Over Easter, the times during which alcohol may be sold on licensed premises in Northern Ireland is slightly different to the rest of the year. The Republic of Ireland also has legislation which restricts Easter opening hours, but England, Scotland and Wales do not. In Scotland, as well as England and Wales, premises may in theory open for 24 hours.  On-sale premises determine their normal opening hours in their operating plan as part of their premises licence, which is then subject to approval [...]