Preparing For The EHO Visit: A Checklist

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What does an EHO Visit consist of? If you prepare food for public consumption, you will eventually be visited by the Environmental Health Officer. The It is a legal requirement that they visit. As a food provider, you are legislatively bound to accommodate their visit and give them access to your premises. However, preparing for…

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The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme Guide

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If you handle or prepare food in work, you should know about the food hygiene rating scheme. Every eligible business in England, Wales and Northern Ireland must have a rating. It is an indication of how the local Environmental Health Officer (EHO) has graded your premises, according to the national food safety standards. It is…

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Start a Food Business from Home: A Guide

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Introduction With many food businesses closed during the pandemic, lockdown offered an opportunity for many of us to hone our culinary talents. Perhaps you had a moment of realisation, mid-banana bread, that all this food you’ve been making is pretty great and maybe you should look into selling some of it locally. The problem is…

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Food Safety Management Systems: An Overview

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What is a Food Safety Management System? A Food Safety Management System (FSMS) is a set of measures that a food business adheres to; it ensures the safety of the food which the staff prepares. Whilst the exact FSMS you employ as a food business is up to you, UK businesses have a legal requirement…

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Food Hygiene Level 2 Quiz

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We’ve created a Food Hygiene Level 2 Quiz as practice for those preparing to take a Level 2 Food Hygiene course. This quiz offers questions influenced by our actual Level 2 Food Hygiene for Catering course. It acts as a great personal barometer regarding whether you’re ready to get your CPD-accredited, verifiable certificate. In this…

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Reopening Checklist: Food Business After Covid

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Introduction After a year of torrid uncertainty, it seems that the current Covid-restrictions will be the last. The government has outlined the roadmap out of lockdown, detailing the partial, but vital, reopening of businesses from April 12th. However, you must follow the government’s updated rules for food safety. As a gift from the Food Hygiene…

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COVID-19 Food Hygiene Certificate: What You Should Know

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Food hygiene training is still vital, despite the current pandemic. If you’re still serving food, you still have a legal requirement to train yourself and your staff in proper food hygiene practice. This is in the interests of your customers, your staff and, of course, your business reputation. That said, it can be difficult to…

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Lost Food Hygiene Certificate: What to Do Next

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If you handle food at work, it is a legal requirement to have food hygiene training. This ensures the safety of the general public, your fellow staff and your business reputation. You will be visited by the Environmental Health Officer, who always wants evidence of this training. One of the best forms of evidence is…

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Food and Social Media

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The impact of social media on a customer’s decision to buy food from your business is huge and, importantly, growing. The internet itself is not necessarily a new platform for food criticism; restaurant review websites are as old as the internet itself. However, more and more people make their consumerism choices based on social media…

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Who Needs a Food Hygiene Rating?

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In the UK, our guidelines for proper handling and serving of food are outlined by the Food Standards Agency. These guidelines and rules are then enforced by the Environmental Health Officer, upon periodic visits to your premises. So, precisely who needs a food hygiene rating? What is a food hygiene rating? A food hygiene rating…

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