4 Cs Food Safety

The 4 Cs of Food Safety

Chris Hassall Uncategorized

One of the most effective and memorable ways to manage food safety within your business involves ‘The 4 Cs of Food Safety’. By keeping the 4 Cs in mind when running your food business, you can protect your customers from food poisoning while ensuring business can run as usual in the process. Here’s a quick introduction to the 4 Cs… …

fire safety for restaurant owners

Fire Safety Tips For Restaurant Owners

Chris Hassall Fire Safety

With so much to take into account when running your restaurant, thinking about what you’d do in the event of a fire is probably the last thing on your mind. However, with so much going on in the kitchen and the potential for so many fire hazards, it’s important to adopt a few fire safety protocols to minimise risk and …

Food Hygiene Takeaway

How To Get A Good Food Hygiene Rating In Your Takeaway

Chris Hassall Uncategorized

One in seven takeaways in the UK has failed food hygiene inspections, according to new analysis of data from the Food Standards Agency. Across the nation, more than 7,000 takeaways failed their inspections due to dirty premises and poor food preparation procedures. Restaurants given a zero score won’t necessarily be shut down but they will require a follow-up visit within …

FSA To Provide Diners With More Transparent Food Hygiene Ratings

Jenni Hill Food Hygiene

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is said to be shaking-up the way it presents Food Hygiene Ratings on its website. Diners have long been able to check restaurants’ Food Hygiene Ratings online but proposed changes to the FSA website could see more detailed information become available. If the changes go ahead, diners will be able to see exactly where food …

Silhouette of a factory at sunset

The Cost of Workplace Accidents to UK Businesses

Jenni Hill Health & Safety

Although the UK has a reputation for taking Health & Safety matters very seriously, in 2014/15, more than 611,000 workplace injuries were reported and 142 people died as a result of accidents sustained at work. Not only can such accidents have a devastating impact on individuals involved and their families, the businesses themselves can also be affected. Employers may find themselves …

Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

Why Businesses Should Care About Employees’ Mental Health

Jenni Hill Health & Safety

The World Health Organisation estimates that by the year 2020 mental illness will be the second leading cause of death and disability across the globe. With one in six workers experiencing depression, anxiety or unmanageable stress at any one time, every business in Britain has the potential to be affected by mental health problems. Considering mental health problems cost UK employers £26 …

What The FSA Updates Mean To You

FSA’s ‘Brand Standard’ Updates: What This Means For You

Jenni Hill Food Hygiene

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) recently issued revised guidance on its Food Hygiene Rating Scheme ‘Brand Standard’, a guide used by local authorities to issue ratings. The full update, which can be found on the FSA’s website, is extensive, so we’ve highlighted some of the key changes that could affect you and your food business:   Guidance to better co-ordinate …

What is the Danger Zone?

What is The Danger Zone?

Jenni Hill Food Hygiene

In order to minimise the risk of food poisoning, as a general rule foods should be kept at a safe temperature and out of the infamous ‘Danger Zone’. For years food hygiene professionals have referred to the temperature range between 8°C and 63°C as ‘The Danger Zone’ as these temperatures can allow for harmful bacteria to grow on food. Why …

Alton Towers Health & Safety

Alton Towers To Face Court Over Rollercoaster Crash

Jenni Hill Health & Safety

Alton Towers is to be prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive over an incident which led to two people having to undergo leg amputations. Two passengers on the ‘Smiler’ ride lost a leg and three others were seriously injured after their carriage collided with a stationary carriage on the same track. Human error An investigation carried out by the …

British Airways Introduce Nut Allergy Measures

British Airways Introduce New Measures To Protect Nut Allergy Sufferers

Jenni Hill Allergens, Dietary Requirements

British Airways has become the first major international airline to offer inflight announcements to protect passengers with severe nut allergies. The airline has promised to ask passengers to refrain from eating peanut products when an allergy-sufferer is present on the aircraft. The move has been celebrated by allergy sufferers and activists alike, many of whom have long campaigned for airlines …