Colour Coded Kitchen Knives, or not?

The rule is, if you have colour coded knives in your kitchen you must use them correctly matching colour coded knife with the colour coded chopping board. Yes, it is ok to use black handled knives in your kitchen. It is obvious that the knife will be cleaned and...

Staff Training – 4 Top HACCP Points

HACCP – Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points No matter how well trained your staff are, if you do not provide regular refresher training bad habits will quickly creep in. Keep your kitchen team updated regularly. 4 Main Critical Control Points in your HACCP are...

Update on Fipronil infected Dutch eggs

Welcome back to the new school term. Just to update you on the latest news regarding Fripronil infected Dutch eggs. As you are aware eggs produced in many EU counties have been infected by Fipronil which is not safe for human consumption. Although the infected eggs...

Reducing Norovirus Spread in the Kitchen

Norovirus is the most common cause of infectious gastrointestinal disease. A culture of safe behavior is critical to reduce its spread. 5 Top Tips for kitchen staff to control & reduce spread of norovirus Wash hands on entering kitchen (every time). Wash hands...

Food Delivery Cross Contamination

Using a temperature probe to check temperature of deliveries can cause cross contamination. We recommend you use an Infrared scanner to scan the surface of deliveries.  Advantages are that the temperature is checked without disturbing the packaging therefore...

Defrosting

Defrosting food out in the kitchen could result in a nasty case of food poisoning. This is due to the outside of the food warming to temperatures within the “Danger Zone” (between 8 – 63c) whilst the core of the food is still frozen. By the time the core has defrosted...

What is E coli?

Ecoli  is a harmful bacterium that is particularly dangerous because it has the ability to survive during refrigeration and freezing. If consumed, even at very low doses, it can lead to death or serious untreatable illness. Key sources of E coli are found on raw meat,...