AmbaSense secure business with Premiership football club

AmbaSense were recently approached by a leading Premiership football club to solve an ongoing problem.  How do you keep track of food storage temperatures within 75,000-seater capacity stadium housing 26 kitchens with hundreds of fridges and freezers holding thousands of pounds worth of stock? Previous attempts to solve this issue by the club had been [...]

By | February 14th, 2019|Compliance, IoT, LoRaWAN, Restaurants, Temperature Control|0 Comments

An Inspector Calls – When temperature control goes wrong. By DanH

As well as helping in the development of the Tiaki temperature, and web-based dashboard, I also inspect food business, which is part of my job working for a local authority. During a recent inspection of a large care home, which looks after vulnerable elderly residents, I found the home had failed to think about how [...]

By | February 22nd, 2018|Compliance, Food Hygiene Rating, Sensors, Temperature Technology, Tiaki|0 Comments

Harrogate care home fined £1.6m after allowing 91 year old female resident to freeze to death

A major care group has been fined £1.6 million for allowing a 91-year-old woman to freeze to death in a Harrogate nursing home by failing to heat her room and provide her with any hot food or water. York Crown Court heard that a startling lack of basic care had played a “substantial” role in [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Compliance, Food Safety News, IoT|0 Comments

Spanish police to investigate 800 Brits who’ve made ‘food poisoning claims’ on holiday against Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza hotels

Police are investigating up to 800 British tourists who have submitted ' food poisoning claims' against all-inclusive hotels in Spain's Balearic Islands. They say the cases were filed through 77 law firms and there will now be an in-depth look to see which ones - if any - might have been fraudulent. Suspicions have been growing that some [...]

By | November 5th, 2017|Compliance, Food Safety News|0 Comments

What foods require temperature control ?

The following are examples of various food  that under normal conditions of storage and use and in the absence of adequate preserving factors should be kept under temperature control (both chill and hot holding) so as not to result in a risk to health. These examples are for general guidance only. There are certain exemptions [...]

New advice on eating runny eggs

The Food Standards Agency has today announced a change to its advice about eating eggs - infants, children, pregnant women and elderly people can now safely eat raw or lightly cooked eggs that are produced under the British Lion Code of Practice. The revised advice, based on the latest scientific evidence, means that people vulnerable [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Compliance, Food Safety News|0 Comments

Beeston pizza takeaway fined for food hygiene failures

South Leeds pizza bar owner fined for failure to follow food hygiene standards The owner of a pizza takeaway in Beeston has been fined over £4,800 after admitting a range of food hygiene offences. This follows an inspection by Leeds City Council’s Environmental Health Team of Sky Pizza Bar on Dewsbury Road in Beeston, owned [...]

By | July 16th, 2017|Compliance, Enforcement / Legislation|0 Comments

Food safety and storage advice for commercial kitchens

Caterers and cooks have a legal responsibility when it comes to food hygiene, but preparing and storing food properly isn’t just about preventing upset stomachs: it can help you reduce costs, save time, and serve the tastiest possible food to your clients. If you work in the catering or hospitality industry, read on for food [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Compliance, Temperature Control|0 Comments

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is developed by food industry experts from retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations to ensure it is a rigorous and detailed, yet easy to understand the BRC Global Standard. First published in 1998 it is now in its 7th issue and well established globally defined by many leading global specifiers.Version [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|Compliance|0 Comments