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Food Hygiene Training

Preparing For The EHO Visit

EHO visit

What They Do, How They Do It & How To Sail Through It! The Environmental Health Officer is coming. If you prepare food for consumption by the public then at some point, inevitably and unquestionably, the EHO visit will happen. The EHO is concerned with food safety so they will come knocking to check you…

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Does It Matter Which Food Hygiene Course I Take?

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One of the regular questions we are asked here at the Food Hygiene Company is ‘which food hygiene certificate do I need’? Fortunately, it is quite straightforward, and you can make your decision by answering a couple of simple questions. What level is right for you? And which version do you need? Deciding which level…

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Get Ahead of The Game On Food Hygiene In Early Years Settings

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Proactivity is one benefits of having a food hygiene certificate There are many reasons for ensuring that your team are trained in food hygiene. One of the main advantages though is pro-activity. One thing to always remember about allergies and food poisoning is that they are best treated by prevention and they are almost universally…

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Does The Environmental Health Officer Care About Training?

Food poisoning is particularly dangerous to the very young and older people

Care home fined for food hygiene issues In the Summer of 2018 a care home in Greater Manchester found itself on the receiving end of a hefty fine (£104,000) in relation to food hygiene and safety issues. Since then the facility has improved considerably and is now back on track, which is to their credit,…

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Is Dropping ‘Best Before’ the Best Idea?

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You probably noticed that Tesco have recently made the bold move of dropping the ‘Best Before’ date from the labelling of some of their fresh fruit and vegetables. According to the retail giant, this move is partly motivated by a desire to decrease the amount of food wasted by consumers. On the face of it…

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Do You Need Level 2 Food Hygiene Training for Manufacturing?

food in manufacturing

Every day in England and Wales, thousands of businesses produce millions of food items for sale to the public. The range of foodstuffs made is startling, with everything from small businesses that provide niche products through to huge national brands producing snacks and meals for the consumers. Each of these manufacturers is handling and storing…

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Do You Need Level 2 Food Hygiene Training For Retailing Food?

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One of the questions we seem to be asked regularly is, ‘Do I really need training?’ The answer is very simple. If you handle, prepare or serve food that is to be consumed by the public, yes, you probably do. What sort of training you need depends on the role you will be performing and…

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Contaminating Beasts and Where to Find Them – Common Kitchen Pests

kitchen pests

My apologies to J.K. Rowling for the stolen title, but sometimes the way pests get into food preparation areas seems extraordinary enough to justify the magical link. One of the areas covered in food hygiene training is recognising the common pests that you may find in a kitchen, along with details of the diseases they…

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