Ice and a slice

Tip of the Week Good management of your ice machine is essential for great tasting drinks. And remember, your Environmental Health Inspector will always want to check the cleanliness of your ice machine. An ice machine with black mould inside will affect your hygiene...

How hot? How cold?

Tip of the Week Quick reminder of your critical temperatures Refrigeration 0˚ to 8˚C – ideally less than 5˚C Freezer minimum -18˚C or colder Cook high risk foods to 75˚C or above for a minimum of 30 seconds Reheat to 75˚C or above for a minimum of 30 seconds...

17 May update

Tip of the Week 17 May is another milestone in the unlocking of COVID restrictions but what does it mean to your hospitality business? Indoor Opening – HURRAH! Maximum customers per table is 6 unless from same family. Table service only, face masks to be worn to enter...

Why wash salad and fruit?

Tip of the Week   Why wash salad and fruit?   Over the last few years there have been many instances of Ecoli food poisoning caused by unwashed lettuce and other vegetable/salad crops. Ecoli is a particularly dangerous type of food poisoning as it takes very few...

The Golden Rule

Tip of the Week One of the golden rules of food safety is to keep ready to eat foods separate from raw food. What is wrong in this photo?   Answer – Ready to eat foods are being prepared alongside raw foods so there is a very big chance of cross contamination. Raw...

Allergen Labelling

Tip of the Week We have been asked a lot of questions on the subject of Allergen labelling so here is an overview of the requirements. On the 1st October 2021, the new Allergen Regulations will come into effect.  The new “Natasha’s Law” requires all pre-packaged foods...

What is the USE BY date of your food?

Tip of the Week Food Date Labelling Rules Foods with a USE BY day within 7 days – Use Coloured Day Dots.  The coloured dot is the USE BY day. Foods with a USE BY day longer than 7 days – use a HACCP label Manufactured Packaged Foods All packaged foods are...

Track and Trace

Tip of the Week As we reopen outdoor hospitality this week, the Government require you to participate fully in their Track and Trace Scheme. Here are our tips for staying compliant It is a legal requirement to collect Track and Trace details for all adults over 16...

Outside Only Reopening

Tip of the Week Top Tips for reopening outside on 12 April Preparing to open your venue for outdoor entertaining?  Here are our top tips:– Organise customer tables giving a space between tables in accordance with current government guidance (currently 1+m) – use...

Environmental Health Inspection

Tip of the Week As inspections resume, it is a good time to ensure you are up to date and ready for an Environmental Health visit. Your Environmental Health Inspection is split into three main headings and you need to score highly in all three areas to achieve/retain...