Food Hygiene in Nurseries

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Introduction There is some variation in the food hygiene guidelines for different types of early years care providers. Childminders, for example, do not require a food hygiene rating like nurseries. However, the principles remain largely the same; the differences are contextual. It is vital to understand why looking after four children in your home is…

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Restaurant Food Safety: The 4 C’s

Introduction Restaurant food safety is outlined by the Food Standards Agency within the ‘Safer Food Better Business for Caterers’ document. The FSA centres all of their guidelines for food businesses around the 4 C’s of Food Hygiene: cross-contamination, cleaning, chilling and cooking. In this article, we will consider how we can apply the 4 C’s…

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Start a Food Business from Home: A Guide

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Introduction With many food businesses closed during the pandemic, lockdown offered an opportunity for many of us to hone our culinary talents. Perhaps you had a moment of realisation, mid-banana bread, that all this food you’ve been making is pretty great and maybe you should look into selling some of it locally. The problem is…

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Food Hygiene Course FAQs

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How can this article help me? Where the safety of your staff and customers are involved, food hygiene is a serious matter. However, the dense, scientific nature of food hygiene requirements often results in mass confusion. As such, to shed some light on food hygiene, we often publish helpful articles on topics such as food…

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The Clean Label Trend and your Food Business

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Introduction In recent years, the clean label trend has become increasingly popular within the food sector. Driven by consumer demand, clean labelling encourages increasingly transparent and natural foodstuffs.  Clean labels typically have a minimal amount of easy-to-understand ingredients. Riboflavin, for example, might be presented under its popular name, Vitamin B2.  The Innocent brand has had…

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Sustainable Food Production: A Rough Guide

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Sustainability in Food Sustainability can be a bit of a buzzword these days, often floating around in the same conversations as ‘veganism’ and ‘climate change’. With these words often politicised, the subject of sustainability can be a little intimidating. However, sustainable food production is a relatively straightforward practice to follow. Moreover, it can be key…

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How many Restaurants and Cafes are there in the UK?

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As of 20 May 2022, there are 107,472 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 17,432 restaurants and cafes opened throughout the country. This averages 1,453 per month or 48 per day. The impact…

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Starting a Street Food Business

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Introduction If you’re reading this article, you’ve likely been dreaming of a work-life away from the office. Maybe you have a culinary itch you really need to scratch. Well, you should know that starting a street food business is rewarding and challenging in equal measure.  As with the beginnings of any food business in the…

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Food Hygiene Level 2 Quiz

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We’ve created a Food Hygiene Level 2 Quiz as practice for those preparing to take a Level 2 Food Hygiene course. This quiz offers questions influenced by our actual Level 2 Food Hygiene for Catering course. It acts as a great personal barometer regarding whether you’re ready to get your CPD-accredited, verifiable certificate. In this…

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Food Hygiene for Childminders: A Guide

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Introduction – Food Hygiene for Childminders If you work as a childminder from your own home and provide food and drinks to children, you must abide by UK Food Safety requirements. Whilst proper food safety practice is vital for any business providing food to the public, the consequences of poor food hygiene for childminders can…

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