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Health and safety: the priority of every government

Health and safety: the priority of every government

Just because the slogan goes, ‘necessity knows no law’, you should never be mindless of what you consume. Most people who work in busy towns tend to go for fast foods when the need arises to re-energize their systems. At such times, the hygiene or the safety...
Why it is vital to understand the dangers of food allergens

Why it is vital to understand the dangers of food allergens

Despite the introduction of food allergen legislation in 2014, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has found that thousands of consumers have since suffered allergic reactions while dining out, with around 1 in 4 affected. Of these, 20% end up being admitted to hospital....
Understanding ‘best before’ and ‘use-by’ dates

Understanding ‘best before’ and ‘use-by’ dates

If food is stored for too long in the warehouse or on the shelves it can develop harmful bacteria and can lead to food poisoning. That’s not the type of customer feedback you want to read about in the papers. Make sure the whole team understand the different dates and...
The 7 pillars of HACCP, in plain English

The 7 pillars of HACCP, in plain English

Figures from the World Health Organisation show that there’s been a global increase in cases of food poisoning in recent years. If you work in food processing, you’re no doubt aware of how important it is to minimise the risks of contamination. Programmes such as...
Food hygiene ratings: the consumer’s friend?

Food hygiene ratings: the consumer’s friend?

In restaurants, takeaways, delis and food shops, a green and black sign now alerts diners and consumers to the hygiene standards of an establishment. On an increasing scale from zero to five, the circled number quickly informs potential clients of what they need to...
3 crucial steps to improve food safety

3 crucial steps to improve food safety

Whether you’re running a food production facility or a series of restaurants, it’s critical that you pay attention to food hygiene in order to protect both your customers and your company. With so many elements to consider, your focus should be on creating...