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Secret World of Allergy Sufferers

Allergic reactions can be very dangerous

The importance of taking the lead when it comes to allergy information about your ingredients. Way back in December 2014, when the new allergy laws came into force, there were printers chattering all over the country as everyone rushed to print out their ‘If you need information on allergens…” signs. You still see them occasionally…

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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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Is Dropping ‘Best Before’ the Best Idea?

best before stamp

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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Integrating Allergen Awareness into Your Food Hygiene

allergen awareness

As Early Years professionals, you will be very aware of the need for allergy awareness in your workplace. When we designed our food hygiene certificate course we made sure that we included plenty of information on the allergen groups specifically for the Early Years sector. Sometimes, as I did recently, you overhear things that make…

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5 Areas Where Bacteria Can Hide From Your Hygiene Regime

food bacteria

In a working food preparation area there needs to be a very strict food hygiene management scheme in place. It is a legal requirement to meet the required national standards for food safety, and when the inspection happens the inspector will want to see the management process. Perhaps because of this it is easy to…

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Chicken and Other Super Villains – 5 Foods That Are Commonly Mishandled

cooked chicken

The management of food hygiene in a working kitchen or food preparation area should be based on facts and science. One of the things that some people who take food hygiene training at Level 2 find surprising is that they have been preparing food under some misconceptions in the past. It is important that the…

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