Re-opening Restrictions

Tip of the Week So, the blanket lockdown ends on 2nd December in England and then, depending on what Tier you are in, you can reopen your hospitality business.  What are the requirements and restrictions? On Thursday 26 November, the Tier locations will be published...

Are you re-contaminating your hands?

Tip of the Week We know that frequent and effective handwashing is essential for food safety and maintaining a safe work place.  But, when your staff wash their hands, are they really cleaning them or are they just re-contaminating their hands with bacteria and...

Meat and Chicken Preparation

Tip of the Week NEVER wash poultry or meat!  The majority of meat and poultry is contaminated with bacteria.  Some of the pathogens that can be found in raw meat and poultry are Campylobacter, E coli, Salmonella, Shigella, Staphylococcus aureus, Yersinia...

Takeaway & Deliveries

Tip of the Week  On Wednesday night, hospitality businesses close their doors to eat in/drink in customers and gear up to providing a takeaway or delivery service.  It is predicted that customer confidence in the safety of ordering food takeaways or deliveries will be...

Safe Tips

Tip of the Week Hospitality businesses – you are doing a great job keeping your staff and customers safe in your venues! Keeping up with the latest COVID guidance is a nightmare, especially with localised requirements.  So, we thought it would be helpful to send you...

What do I do if one of my team tests positive for Covid?

Tip of the Week As the infection rate is rising, the likelihood of one of your team testing positive for Covid increases.  So, what do you do if one of your team does test positive? Based on Current Government guidance Person testing positive to self isolate for a...

New straw ruling

Tip of the Week Reducing plastic waste Plastic straws are now legally banned in England.  From 1 October 2020 it is illegal for businesses to give out plastic straws or stirrers to their customers.  The Government has committed to taking a step towards tackling the...

Overview of New COVID Guidelines

Tip of the Week Here is a quick overview of the new COVID Guidelines and what it means to your business Track and Trace It is mandatory to participate in the Track and Trace system with collection of your customers information.  The NHS Track and Trace App goes live...

Mitigating Risk

Tip of the Week As COVID infection rates are increasing, we have a number of urgent recommendations to mitigate the risk to your team and to mitigate the risk to your business (avoiding whole teams being absent due to the need to self isolate). We recommend: ALL Front...

Can we use raw beansprouts in a salad?

Tip of the Week Can I use beansprouts raw in salads and can I use frozen vegetables such as sweetcorn raw in salads? The answer is NO, unless the item is labelled as “Ready to Eat”. Bean Sprouts Raw bean sprouts have been linked to many cases of food poisoning over...