Sous Vide

Tip of the Week Cooking food via the sous vide method (water bath) is a perfectly safe method of cooking if you have a safe procedure in place The biggest additional hazard with sous vide cooking is the potential for multiplication of bacteria and production of toxins...

No dishwasher?

Tip of the Week No Dishwasher? How do you effectively clean and sanitise chopping boards and knives without using a dishwasher? If you do not have a dishwasher and wash crockery, cutlery and utensils in a sink, follow these safe procedures:– Remove excess debris...

Bacteria in Ice

Tip of the Week Research has identified ice machines as potential sources of Legionella bacteria Ice machines operate at temperatures below 20°C (safe temperature to avoid legionella) so you would think they would be safe.  However, ice machines contain a mechanical...

Vegan Foods containing traces of milk and eggs

Tip of the Week What a contradiction!  Are you aware that some manufactured vegan products state on the packaging that the product “may contain traces of milk or eggs”. What if a customer orders a vegan dish because they have a dairy or egg allergy and...