Food and the Rule of Six

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In 2020 we are constantly being advised of the Rule of 6.  The things you can or cannot do to stay safe.  That very much applies when you want to have a safe and clean kitchen or food preparation area.  There are in fact more than 6 rules when it comes to Food Hygiene, but…

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How Do You Manage Your Food Safety?

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You’ve decided to diversify as you’ve found something you enjoy doing and people enjoy eating. You have organised your capital, bought your produce and equipment and are all set to go. But are you up to speed on Food Safety? Because it’s really not worth taking a risk where your business and the health of…

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Do you work in an Early Years setting and prepare or serve food?

Cross contamination can be dangerous

Few early years and childcare environments employ professional kitchen staff. Mostly this is because it is simply not financially viable to do so. However, the techniques employed to combat cross contamination in high volume kitchens can still be utilised in domestic or smaller kitchens. Introducing some simple changes could reduce risk. Here are five easy…

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Feeling Ill, then should you be at work?

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When you are working in a kitchen, food production, or food retail area, you sometimes literally have the health of the people who eat your food in your hands. The hands that you use to touch the food you make could pass on some pretty nasty bugs, and, while this can produce some unpleasant symptoms…

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Bad Hygiene In The Kitchen – Can It Affect My Business?

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Running a business can be expensive; equipment to buy, ingredients for products, staff to employ, the list is endless.  But there shouldn’t be a trade off when it comes to food hygiene training. There is an old story that gets passed around the internet on a regular basis, where the financial director of a business…

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COVID-19 and food safety: guidance for food businesses

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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?

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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Do You Need Level 2 Food Hygiene Training for Manufacturing?

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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 Catering?

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The answer to the question above is, ‘If you prepare and serve food directly to the public, then yes, you probably do.’ It really is that simple, because it is a legal requirement that anyone who sells food to the public ensures all staff members are trained to a suitable level and that they meet…

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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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