Childminder Risk Assessment Policy Guide

There are many day-to-day risks in childcare settings that must be identified. A childminder risk assessment policy reassures the parents and staff that the environment is the safest it can be. A policy only needs to be brief, while referencing the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and compliance with the requirements. The policy should lay […]

Do I Need a Hygiene Certificate to Make Sandwiches?

Q.I work at a newsagents in a train station. Up until recently they have bought in pre-packed sandwiches for public sale. But they have now started to make their own instead. The manager has handed out a booklet about an introduction to food hygiene, with a questionnaire to complete at the end. As I understood […]

How to Clean a Commercial Kitchen – Procedures & Checklist

It stands to reason that a poorly cleaned kitchen environment will ultimately lead to unsafe foods being prepared. Unsafe foods being consumed will result in food poisoning which can have dire consequences for everyone involved. iness. Thorough procedures must be followed to keep customers safe. Our guide on how to clean a commercial kitchen outlines […]

Do I Need a Food Hygiene Certificate To Sell Sweets?

If you have a business selling confectionery, you might be wondering if you need a food hygiene certificate to sell sweets. Whilst it’s not a requirement under law, it is strongly recommended by organisations like the FSA. You Also need to make sure you are complying with UK food safety law even when selling foods […]

HACCP Principles in UK Food Safety

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is integral to any business involved in the preparation of food. Foodborne illnesses such as food poisoning occur as a result of food being eaten once it’s contaminated. The 12 Steps of HACCP plan, which includes the 7 HACCP principles in food safety, puts protocols in place to […]

Preparing for an Environmental Health (EHO) Home Visit

The thought of having your home inspected by Environmental Health can seem daunting to say the least. It’s useful to remember that the officers are not there to try and catch you out and will support you as much as they can. Having said that, it’s hugely beneficial to be as organised as you can […]

What Is Cross Contamination In Food?

Cross contamination in food occurs when harmful bacteria passes from one object to another. This act is largely unintentional but is also very easy to do if there aren’t strict hygiene procedures in place. When bacteria is passed from one item to another, the food or area becomes unsafe. The three main types of cross-contamination […]

What Are The 4 C’s Of Food Safety?

There are 4 C’s of food safety which are simply the four basic principles that food hygiene and safety practises are centred around. These are, cross-contamination, cleaning, cooking, and chilling. By being mindful of these very important protocols, you are helping everyone to avoid food-related illnesses such as food poisoning. By following the strict but […]