The Food Hygiene Danger Zone

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The Food Hygiene Danger Zone Whether you’re a professional chef or a home cook, understanding how to store, reheat and cook food is fundamental to maintaining good food safety practices. At the heart of these practices lies the concept of the food hygiene danger zone. This zone is a critical temperature range where food is…

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Allergenic Ingredients in Pre-Packaged Foods

A lady in a supermarket looking at pre-packaged foods

Allergenic Ingredients in Pre-Packaged Foods In the hustle and bustle of modern-day life, pre-packaged foods have become indispensable for their convenience and diversity, catering to our ever-busy schedules and new and more varied diets. The rise in popularity of pre-packaged foods not only triggers concerns regarding nutrition, obesity and the environment but also introduces health…

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Keeping Food Safe in your Fridge

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Keeping Food Safe in Your Fridge Keeping food safe in your fridge is crucial for protecting consumers. Proper food storage is key as it helps prevent spoilage and the growth of harmful bacteria, which in turn reduces the risk of foodborne diseases. This guide will give you an overview of the essential principles of food…

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Food Allergy Quiz

Food allergens including egs, peanuts, and the other allergens.

Food allergies are a serious concern for many individuals as they can cause a severe reaction. As food service providers and those involved in the handling, producing or serving food then it is crucial to have a solid understanding of how to identify and manage food allergens to ensure the safety of your customers. This food…

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Food Hygiene in Restaurants – The Ten Most Important Food Hygiene Factors Every Restaurant Must Consider As of 20 August 2023, there are 104,364 restaurants and cafes in the UK that have an active food hygiene rating. The importance of food hygiene for all these establishments cannot be underestimated. Achieving a top food hygiene rating…

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Smart Horizons Exciting Updates

New Integrated Smart Training Hub In response to valuable feedback from customers interested in purchasing multiple training courses across different specialties, we are delighted to announce the launch of our newly integrated Smart Horizons website. This brings together our three specialist training websites: Food Hygiene, Child Protection and Fire Training under the unified branding of…

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Restaurant Inspections – 10 Essential Factors to Consider

When it comes to running a successful restaurant, one key aspect that cannot be overlooked is ensuring compliance with food safety and hygiene standards. Restaurant inspections play a vital role in ensuring that restaurants and food establishments meet the required regulations and provide a safe environment for both staff and customers. Local authorities are responsible…

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Food Hygiene in Care Homes

Food Hygiene in Care Homes As a leading food hygiene training company, we understand the significance of maintaining excellent standards in any kitchen. Care homes are placed under just as much scrutiny when it comes to food hygiene standards as commercial kitchens. In this blog, we will explore the key aspects of food hygiene in…

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Basic Food Hygiene Course – What does it mean?

Basic Food Hygiene Food hygiene courses educate staff on the right way to handle and prepare food, protecting customers from harmful diseases. It is important that food businesses train their staff so they can set minimum food safety standards and implement good hygiene practices. This ensures businesses are legally compliant with food hygiene regulations. Most…

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Food and Social Media

A positive internet review shows the interlinking of food and social media.

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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