What to do in the event of a food poisoning allegation

Tip of the Week It is very stressful and worrying when you receive an alleged food poisoning complaint.  If it is not dealt with quickly and professionally, it can be very damaging to your business, especially if the complainant heads over to Facebook or other social...

Kitchen gloves – or not?

Tip of the Week Is wearing disposable gloves in the kitchen more hygienic? The answer depends on how you use them… Disposable gloves are great to protect your hands when preparing high colour vegetables such as beetroot, or butternut squash.  But they are essential...

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....

Fish Food Poisoning

Tip of the Week Did you know that leaving fish to defrost in water in a sink or out in the kitchen can cause an allergic reaction even when fully cooked? A common form of food poisoning attributed to fish is Scombroid food poisoning. The symptoms of this type of food...

Ecoli

Tip of the Week  Ecoli is a particularly dangerous type of food poisoning as it takes very few bacteria to make you ill.  It can get passed from person to person very easily so good handwashing procedures in the kitchen are essential. The bacteria is mostly found in...

Update on Allergen Food Labelling

Tip of the Week The government will shortly be updating the Allergen Regulations, to require all pre-packaged foods prepared on site to be labelled with a list of ingredients highlighting any of the 14 main allergens that are present in your ingredients. This means...