Acrylamide and 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 [...]

2019-11-10T10:27:56+00:00By |Food Safety|

Northern Ireland Easter licensing hours 2018

Northern Ireland Easter licensing hours 2018 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 [...]

2019-10-31T14:38:15+00:00By |Restaurant Industry|

Are you starting a food business?

Are your staff washing their hands? 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 [...]