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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early years food hygiene training

Did you know, Early Years food hygiene training is essential training if you prepare or serve food to children under the age of 5 in any work or volunteer role? Here’s the reason why… Do you work in the Early Years? If you work with children under the age of 5 in the United Kingdom,…

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child eating dinner

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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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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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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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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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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