Bad Food Hygiene: What Does it Cost?

A sign is stuck on a shop window with a '1' score, signifying bad food hygiene.

If you run a business, you often have to make a decision about the costs and benefits of staff training. We suggest you beware of the dangers of so-called ‘free’ courses, for example, as you tend to get what you pay for. Bad food hygiene practice, however, is always the most costly option. That said,…

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COVID-19 Food Hygiene Certificate: What You Should Know

This photo shows a business transaction according to covid-19 food hygiene laws.

Food hygiene training is still vital, despite the current pandemic. If you’re still serving food, you still have a legal requirement to train yourself and your staff in proper food hygiene practice. This is in the interests of your customers, your staff and, of course, your business reputation. That said, it can be difficult to…

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Food and Social Media

A positive internet review shows the interlinking of food and social media.

The impact of social media on a customer’s decision to buy food from your business is huge and, importantly, growing. The internet itself is not necessarily a new platform for food criticism; restaurant review websites are as old as the internet itself. However, more and more people make their consumerism choices based on social media…

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Food Safety Mistakes: What to Avoid and How

This photo shows a piece of soiled fruit, demonstrating one of the basic food safety mistakes, in improper storage.

If you run a food business in the UK, maintaining proper food hygiene should be a priority. Poor food hygiene can risk both your business reputation and the wellbeing of your customers. So, to run a successful food business, you need to avoid rudimentary food safety mistakes and their consequences. Here’s our list of food…

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Food Hygiene Training for Pubs

Beer taps standing on a pub's bar.

If you work in a pub or bar in the United Kingdom, it’s likely that you’ll need a certificate to prove that you understand necessary food hygiene standards. Here’s what you need to know about food hygiene training for pubs. Food hygiene training It is a legal responsibility for everyone who comes into contact with…

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Food Safety Checklist – A 7 Point How-to Guide

The best food businesses have set practices to ensure quality at all stages of service, from preparation and mise en place, to the final plating of a delicious meal for the customer. Ticking off a food hygiene checklist should undoubtedly be one of these practices. Proper food safety precaution is vital to the contentment and…

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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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Types of Food Hazard: What You Need to Know!

food hazard

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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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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