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The Not So Fantastic Four – Know Your Food Hazard Groups?

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There is a reason your food hygiene certificate training looks at the basic principles and the science behind the practice of safer food handling. While it may seem easier to just remember the rules it is actually not a very good learning technique. Understanding makes using the rules make sense and knowing the reasons behind…

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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?

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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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5 Food Hygiene Problems Faced By Street Vendors

street market

There are a startling number of street traders in the UK. Every festival, industrial estate, farmer’s market and shopping centre seems to have a stall, van or kiosk selling everything from sandwiches to sushi. It is a multi-million pound industry and employs people from just about every culture in the UK and beyond. If you…

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5 Areas Where Bacteria Can Hide From Your Hygiene Regime

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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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Do You Need Level 2 Food Hygiene Training For Retailing Food?

retail supermarket

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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