This photo shows a beer standing in a beer garden.

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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A sign is stuck on a shop window with a '1' score, signifying bad food hygiene.

If you run a business, you often have to make a decision about the costs and benefits of staff training. We suggest you beware of the dangers of so-called ‘free’ courses, for example, as you tend to get what you pay for. Bad food hygiene practice, however, is always the most costly option. That said,…

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food hygiene training

In 2020 we are constantly being advised of the Rule of 6.  The things you can or cannot do to stay safe.  That very much applies when you want to have a safe and clean kitchen or food preparation area.  There are in fact more than 6 rules when it comes to Food Hygiene, but…

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Restaurant

As of 22 April 2021, there are 107,711 restaurants and cafes in the UK that have an active food hygiene rating. This includes all types of restaurant, for example staff canteens. In the last 12 months, there were 5,560 restaurants and cafes opened throughout the country. This averages 463 per month or 15 per day. The impact…

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food safety and hygiene

You’ve decided to diversify as you’ve found something you enjoy doing and people enjoy eating. You have organised your capital, bought your produce and equipment and are all set to go. But are you up to speed on Food Safety? Because it’s really not worth taking a risk where your business and the health of…

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food hygiene training

Food hygiene training is an important feature of your continuous professional development if you work in a kitchen, not to mention a legal requirement if you serve, prepare, handle, or otherwise come into contact with food at work. But training does not have to be time-consuming or difficult to access. Here are some of the…

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Cross contamination can be dangerous

Few early years and childcare environments employ professional kitchen staff. Mostly this is because it is simply not financially viable to do so. However, the techniques employed to combat cross contamination in high volume kitchens can still be utilised in domestic or smaller kitchens. Introducing some simple changes could reduce risk. Here are five easy…

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food hygiene training

When you are working in a kitchen, food production, or food retail area, you sometimes literally have the health of the people who eat your food in your hands. The hands that you use to touch the food you make could pass on some pretty nasty bugs, and, while this can produce some unpleasant symptoms…

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two people preparing food together

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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