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 this subject 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 prepared on site to...

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...

Why the colour?

Tip of the Week One of the biggest risks in a kitchen is cross contamination.  The greatest area of risk is between raw and ready to eat foods.  Colour coded chopping boards help to reduce this risk. There is often some confusion as to which colour board to 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...