What’s the temperature of your food?

Tip of the Week What is the difference between an infrared temperature scanner and a probe thermometer? An infrared thermometer takes the temperature of the outside surface of the food only and does not tell you the internal temperature of the item.  Therefore, it is...

Are you re-contaminating your hands?

Tip of the Week We know that frequent and effective handwashing is essential for food safety and maintaining a safe work place. But, when your staff wash their hands, are they really cleaning them or are they just re-contaminating their hands with bacteria and viruses...

Meat and Chicken Preparation

Tip of the Week Never wash poultry or meat!  The majority of meat and poultry is contaminated with bacteria.  Some of the pathogens that can be found in raw meat and poultry are Campylobacter, E coli, Salmonella, Shigella, Staphylococcus aureus, Yersinia...

5 Top HACCP Points

Tip of the Week HACCP – Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points HACCP is the process of looking at your food operation, from sourcing your suppliers to serving the food to your customer. Identify the hazards in your process, put controls in place to manage these...

New straw ruling

Tip of the Week Reducing plastic waste Plastic straws are now legally banned in England.  From 1 October 2020 it is illegal for businesses to give out plastic straws or stirrers to their customers.  The Government have committed to taking a step towards tackling the...

Overview of New COVID Guidelines

Tip of the Week An overview of the new COVID guidelines announced by the Government last week   Front of house staff to wear face masks or face visors at all times Any essential visitors to the kitchen to wear a face mask at all times, sanitise hands and complete...

Track & Trace – Mitigate the Risk

Tip of the Week Track and Trace – What are the rules and how do you mitigate the risk of your whole team needing to self isolate…. If a member of your team has been contacted by Track & Trace, or has been in close contact with a person testing positive...

Can we use raw beansprouts in a salad?

Tip of the Week Since salad bars cannot be self serve at the moment, many schools are producing ready made salad pots. You just need to be careful what ingredients you add to these pots. Can I use beansprouts raw in salads and can I use frozen vegetables such as...

Wash those hands!

Tip of the Week One of the most important things your staff need to remember is frequent and effective handwashing. We recommend that all staff are reminded weekly at a quick staff gathering to wash their hands using the following process:– Wet hands Apply soap Rub...