Mastering the ‘Clean As You Go’ Policy

This picture shows a kitchen worker adhering to the 'clean as you go' policy.

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

A food hygiene inspector reviews goods on an EHO Visit.

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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Organic Fruits and Vegetables: Don’t Ignore Food Hygiene!

This photo shows organic fruits and vegetables; the article talks about how they must be washed.

The second most likely source of food poisoning Recently, a lot of the articles we write at the Food Hygiene Company dismantle unfounded yet widely-propagated food hygiene myths. One such misbelief is that you don’t have to worry about food hygiene regarding organic fruits and vegetables. Whilst they are indeed natural and healthy, they are…

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Types of Food Hazard: What You Need to Know!

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There is somewhat of a ‘not-so-fantastic-four’ of types of food hazard, which you should come to know almost instinctively. These groups cover all of the common and most of the uncommon food dangers that you may encounter within the kitchen. Chemical Hazards Obviously, the chemical agents with which we clean the kitchen are not for…

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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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What Can An Environmental Health Officer Do?

A food handler safely prepares pizza. What can an environmental health officer do if she doesn't?

When the EHO comes calling, you can be sure that the visit is serious. The government created this agency to ensure that you meet your legal requirements for food hygiene training. So, what can an Environmental Health Officer do? In short, the EHO has the power to fine, prosecute and potentially condemn you and your…

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From Fridge to Fingers – Cross Contamination in Early Years

Hygiene is vital

5 Cross-contamination safety tips for Early Years providers. One of the main causes of food related illness is cross contamination, as you will have learned during your Food Hygiene Certificate training. It is when microorganisms and other sources of contamination such as allergens, are unintentionally transferred from one food source to another. One of the…

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Food Allergen Poster: FHC Free Resources

A food allergen poster details the 14 major food allergens.

If you own a food business, you must clearly present food allergen information. The responsibility for alerting customers to the presence of an allergen or potential cross-contamination is firmly with the food supplier. To make this process easier, we’ve created a free food allergen poster for you to pin up in the kitchen. It details…

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Taking The Overall Approach To Food Hygiene

Food Hygiene Certificates prove your team are trained

From 5 to 1 – Why you need to pay attention to every part of your food hygiene regime. Regardless of how it may feel sometimes the job of your Environmental Health Officer (EHO) is not to catch you out. They are not trying to close you down or on the hunt for reasons to…

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