Do I need food hygiene training to sell homemade food?

Since lockdown has eased, here at the Food Hygiene Company we’ve received loads of enquiries concerning the need for food hygiene training if you cooking at home and selling your food via social media. So in best Blue Peter fashion, here’s a blog we prepared earlier, last year in fact. It makes for interesting reading:…

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food bacteria

The World Health Organization has issued new guidance for food businesses operating during the pandemic. The principal points raised are: Can COVID-19 be contracted via food? It is highly unlikely that people can contract COVID-19 from food or food packaging. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness and the primary transmission route is through person-to-person contact and…

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Can I train furloughed staff?

The simple answer is yes, you can. Government guidance has always allowed you to train furloughed staff. However, the initial guidance suggested you had to pay staff the national minimum wage for any hours they spent training, but this requirement has been lifted now. One condition that remains though, is that the training can’t be…

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food hygiene training

There are many reasons why food hygiene training should be important to a food business, but as we go into the New Year, some of these reasons are only going to become more relevant. With the introduction of new technologies and ease of online access to reviews, ratings, and news articles about your business, if…

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food hygiene training

If you run a food business in the United Kingdom, maintaining a high standard of food hygiene should be a high priority to you. Without good food hygiene, you risk putting your customers in danger and ruining your business reputation. Both of these can lead to serious irreparable consequences. With that in mind, it should…

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food hygiene training

If you run a business that sells, prepares, handles, or serves food in the United Kingdom, it’s very likely that you’ll be inspected on food hygiene and food hygiene training by your local authority. But when should you expect an inspector to visit, and what should you do to prepare? Registering As a Food Business…

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food hygiene training

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

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food hygiene training

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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early years food hygiene training

Did you know, Early Years food hygiene training is essential training if you prepare or serve food to children under the age of 5 in any work or volunteer role? Here’s the reason why… Do you work in the Early Years? If you work with children under the age of 5 in the United Kingdom,…

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