How many Restaurants and Cafes are there in the UK?

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As of 13 June 2021, there are 107,301 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 7,284 restaurants and cafes opened throughout the country. This averages 607 per month or 20 per day. The impact…

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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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What can poor food hygiene cause?

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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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Is Food Hygiene Training a Legal Requirement?

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There are a lot of misconceptions about the legal requirements for food hygiene training in the UK. The most common question, ‘is food hygiene training a legal requirement?’, is superficially quite simple to answer. It is not strictly the law that food businesses should make sure all staff have a food hygiene certificate. However, every…

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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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Food Safety Mistakes: What to Avoid and How

This photo shows a piece of soiled fruit, demonstrating one of the basic food safety mistakes, in improper storage.

If you run a food business in the UK, maintaining proper food hygiene should be a priority. Poor food hygiene can risk both your business reputation and the wellbeing of your customers. So, to run a successful food business, you need to avoid rudimentary food safety mistakes and their consequences. Here’s our list of food…

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Food Hygiene Training for Pubs

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If you work in a pub or bar in the United Kingdom, it’s likely that you’ll need a certificate to prove that you understand necessary food hygiene standards. Here’s what you need to know about food hygiene training for pubs. Food hygiene training It is a legal responsibility for everyone who comes into contact with…

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Do I Need Food Hygiene Training To Sell Homemade Food?

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If you’re thinking of setting up a food business from the comfort of home, there might be more to consider than who’ll be responsible for the washing up… Here’s why a food hygiene training certificate will benefit you on your business venture. Are you thinking of selling homemade food? There’s a new year approaching—a new…

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Food Hygiene in Early Years Settings: A Guide

A child drinks milk. Proper food hygiene in early years settings is vital to his safety,

Being conscious of food hygiene in early years settings is part of your legal responsibility regarding children under 5 in your care. Fortunately, proper food hygiene training will help you successfully fulfil this requirement. This responsibility will likely be part of your job description if you are one of the below: Nursery Assistants Childminders Nannies…

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