Free Food Hygiene Certificates

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If you handle food at work, it is a legal requirement that you receive food hygiene training to ensure the safety of the general public, your staff and your business reputation. To be on the safe side, many businesses insist that all staff who handle food must have a valid food hygiene training certificate. As…

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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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How Long Does a Food Hygiene Course Take To Complete?

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You need to set aside time for food hygiene training to fulfil the legal requirements if you work around food. But exactly how long does a food hygiene training course take to complete, and do you need to close the business in order to attend one? Food Hygiene Training Here at the Food Hygiene Company,…

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Food Temperature Guidelines

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What To Remember When Keeping The Temperature Right For Food Safety As you may have noticed, if you read our articles we like to do a bit of myth-busting in our blogs here at the Food Hygiene Company, and so we thought we’d do a piece on food temperature guidelines for those who are unaware…

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5 Every Day Tips To Remember About Safe Food Storage

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When it comes to food hygiene there are some things that you and your team should do without hesitation or question. Safe storage of food is one of these and it is part of basic food hygiene practice to ensure that the things we cook have not been stored in an unsafe environment. At the…

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Mastering the ‘Clean As You Go’ Policy

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The ‘clean as you go’ policy is standard working practice in the food industry. It is one of the simplest, most reliable methods of meeting the food hygiene standards required by the Environmental Health Office (EHO). What Is ‘Clean As You Go’? ‘Clean as you go’ is a policy of responding to the cleaning needs…

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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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