Bad Food Hygiene: What Does it Cost?

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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What are the 5 Food Safety Rules?

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If you work in a role that involves handling, storing, serving, or preparing food in the United Kingdom, you need to know the basics of food safety. Here are 5 important food safety rules you should be sure to apply to your business. Rule 1: Maintain a high standard of food hygiene It’s essential to…

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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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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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