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Food Deliveries and Food Safety

Since Covid-19 more businesses have become interested in carrying out food deliveries; including the provision of hot meals. Demand for delivery services has grown massively; even traditional services such as those provided by “milk-men” have received a surge in new customers. If you are thinking […]

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The Story of Typhoid Mary

Out of all of the historical accounts of food safety and public health the story of “Typhoid Mary” is one that is worth repeating to anyone who is learning about the subject. Typhoid is a particular type of salmonella that can be spread via the […]

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How Effective is Hand Sanitizer?

There has been a great deal of interest in hand sanitizers recently; especially in relation to Covid-19. Hand sanitizers have been used in the food industry and healthcare settings for a long time and it is only really very recently that the subject has landed […]

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Chlorinated Chicken and Food Safety

There has been a lot of fuss recently in the UK regarding chlorinated chicken. The U.S. have copped a bit of flack for the way they process poultry post-slaughter; specifically for the method that is employed in order to reduce levels of pathogens on carcasses. […]

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Coronavirus and Food Safety – Advice for Food Businesses

Here is a quick overview of some of the Coronavirus and food safety issues affecting food businesses that remain open during the Coronavirus crisis. Supply & Use of Cleaning Products The supply of cleaning products such as liquid hand-wash and chemical sanitisers has, in some […]

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Food Poisoning – the FACTS

What is food poisoning? Most food poisoning is caused by eating or drinking food which is contaminated. Contamination may be caused by any of the following: BACTERIA, VIRUSES, TOXINS & CHEMICALS Most food poisoning is caused by bacteria such as Campylobacter or viruses such as […]

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What is HACCP?

A number of people have asked us the question: “What Is HACCP?” Here’s a quick outline. If you need to learn more please try this course. The HACCP process adopts a systematic approach to food safety. Potential food safety hazards are identified by the operator […]

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Food Safety Training for Catering

What is best when considering food safety training for catering? This infographic has the answers in a nutshell. More information on training requirements for food handlers and managers can be found here.

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Cleaning Materials and Food Hygiene

The careful use of cleaning materials is an important area that will help prevent contamination and any subsequent food poisoning. How many times have you seen celebrity chefs working in a kitchen with a towel hung around their waist that they seem to use for […]

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Chemical Assistance – Cleaning and Disinfection

Cleaning and Disinfection When carrying out cleaning and disinfection tasks it is important that you use the correct materials and chemicals for each task so that cleaning is effective and to minimise the chances of cross-contamination occurring. Detergents Chemicals (for example washing-up liquid) used to […]