Food Poisoning

Tip of the Week How to protect your business in the event of an alleged food poisoning complaint. Firstly, have a written procedure in place for dealing with a food poisoning complaint. Inform your team of your procedures in dealing with such a complaint. It is...

Mice are not nice!

Tip of the Week Mice are not nice!  They are clever little pests and can get through the tiniest hole or a gap the diameter of a pencil. Mice can spread disease in their search for food and shelter, posing health risks particularly in kitchens and food storage areas. ...

Which probe?

Tip of the Week What is the difference between an infrared temperature scanner and a probe thermometer?   An infrared scanner takes a surface temperature and a probe thermometer takes the core temperature of a product. We recommend a kitchen has both an infrared...

Deliveries Only

Tip of the Week Hospitality businesses have had to close their doors to eat in/drink in customers and gear up to providing a takeaway or delivery service. Customer confidence in the safety of ordering food takeaways or deliveries is stronger than during the previous...

Stay Motivated

Tip of the Week As many hospitality businesses are closed and others are open on a reduced scale providing a takeaway/delivery service, it is the ideal time to update your staff training. Especially as training is permitted for any furloughed team members. Training...

Happy New Year!

Tip of the Week Happy New Year! Let’s hope 2021 is a better year for us all. New Year, New Start….. Let’s get our ducks in a row Paperwork Is your HACCP manual up to date? Are you recording Core Cooking Temperatures of protein items, Cooling times and temperatures,...

Kitchen Festive Tip No 4

Tip of the Week Keep your blue roll dispensers stocked Follow your Enhanced Sanitising Schedule by sanitising all touchpoints frequently throughout the day. Follow a 2-stage cleaning process – use blue roll and sanitiser ideally with a contact time of 30...

Kitchen Festive Tip No.3

Tip of the Week COOL IT The food safety regulations require you to cool food to as low a temperature as possible within 90 minutes to enable you to then refrigerate it. There is a very good reason for this. If high risk foods are left in the “Danger Zone “(between 8°C...

Kitchen Festive Tip No 2

Tip of the Week During the hectic festive period, it is essential to keep food safety as a priority.  Kitchens are hot and busy and staff can be stretched. Here are a few quick reminders for your team: Put deliveries away immediately Keep fridges below 5°C When...

Kitchen Festive Tip No.1

Tip of the Week The festive period is usually busy, so it is important to following stringent procedures to keep the food you serve safe. Keep food safe by following these storage rules:- Ready To Eat Foods  (foods which need no further process before they are eaten)...