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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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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Does It Matter Which Food Hygiene Course I Take?

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One of the regular questions we are asked here at the Food Hygiene Company is ‘which food hygiene certificate do I need’? Fortunately, it is quite straightforward, and you can make your decision by answering a couple of simple questions. What level is right for you? And which version do you need? Deciding which level…

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Get Ahead of The Game On Food Hygiene In Early Years Settings

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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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From Fridge to Fingers – Cross Contamination in Early Years

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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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Taking The Overall Approach To Food Hygiene

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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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Integrating Allergen Awareness into Your Food Hygiene

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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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