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Running a business can be expensive; equipment to buy, ingredients for products, staff to employ, the list is endless.  But there shouldn’t be a trade off when it comes to food hygiene training. There is an old story that gets passed around the internet on a regular basis, where the financial director of a business…

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Do I need food hygiene training to sell homemade food?

Since lockdown has eased, here at the Food Hygiene Company we’ve received loads of enquiries concerning the need for food hygiene training if you cooking at home and selling your food via social media. So in best Blue Peter fashion, here’s a blog we prepared earlier, last year in fact. It makes for interesting reading:…

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Slow down, you move too fast! Feelin’ Groovy? Maybe not in these unusual times but the lyric from Simon and Garfunkel’s hit song is quite apt for those of us now ‘enjoying’ video calls and training sessions as part of our daily lives. As well as using the major video platforms to communicate with each…

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food bacteria

The World Health Organization has issued new guidance for food businesses operating during the pandemic. The principal points raised are: Can COVID-19 be contracted via food? It is highly unlikely that people can contract COVID-19 from food or food packaging. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness and the primary transmission route is through person-to-person contact and…

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Can I train furloughed staff?

The simple answer is yes, you can. Government guidance has always allowed you to train furloughed staff. However, the initial guidance suggested you had to pay staff the national minimum wage for any hours they spent training, but this requirement has been lifted now. One condition that remains though, is that the training can’t be…

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food hygiene training

Food hygiene training is still important in times of global crisis. Like many food businesses across the United Kingdom, it’s likely you’ve felt a big impact from the “lockdown” measures set in place by the government to combat the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This is an uncertain time for many food business owners and employees,…

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food hygiene training

If you handle, serve, prepare, or take responsibility for storing food at work, it’s a legal requirement for you to have food hygiene training or a food hygiene certificate and/or to receive supervision by someone who has completed a food hygiene course. This helps to ensure the safety of the general public as well as…

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food hygiene training

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the impact on food hygiene These are unprecedented times for many food business owners across the country as we learn to adapt to the government-imposed social distancing measures and restrictions set in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Fortunately, many food businesses have found ways to adapt their model and…

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food hygiene training

If you work in a kitchen or otherwise prepare food as part of your job role, you have a legal responsibility to complete food hygiene training. This duty ensures the safety of you, your colleagues, and everyone that you are serving food to, whether those individuals are members of the public, people you care for,…

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