Listeria outbreak: Health secretary orders NHS food review

A "root and branch" review of hospital food has been ordered by the health secretary after two more deaths were linked to an outbreak of listeria. The number of deaths related to pre-packed sandwiches and salads at hospitals had risen from three to five, Public Health England said on Friday. It said evidence suggested the [...]

Why restaurants should implement the Internet of Things

There are many problems that can occur in a restaurant, but one problem that isn’t given enough thought is equipment failure. Food service equipment (like ovens and refrigerators) are prone to breakage, and these maintenance issues typically occur at the worst times. Scheduled maintenance procedures can help prevent maintenance issues, but they are far from [...]

By | June 6th, 2019|Enforcement / Legislation, IoT, Sensors, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Call for mandatory food score display

With fewer than half of businesses in England showing their food hygiene ratings to customers, the Local Government Association is calling for displaying ratings to become mandatory in England, as it is in Wales and Northern Ireland. Currently only 49 per cent of businesses in England display their ratings, according to the LGA which argues [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|Enforcement / Legislation, Food Hygiene Rating|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 [...]

‘You don’t score a zero for paperwork’: Hull expert takes down food hygiene myths

Hull council's Paul Turner talks with us about his work across the city The public are arguably as food hygiene conscious as they’ve ever been and a council officer wants to address some of the myths about the ratings system. You’ll often see ratings stickers outside restaurants, takeaways and other eateries telling you a premise’s [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Enforcement / Legislation|0 Comments

Regulating Our Future

The FSA Chairman, Heather Hancock, has published the department's plans to change food regulation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The document called, ‘Regulating Our Future – Why food regulation needs to change and how we are going to do it’, sets out proposals to transform the way food businesses are regulated in England, Wales [...]

By | July 25th, 2017|Enforcement / Legislation|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

One in seven UK takeaways have failed food hygiene tests

More than 7,000 takeaways and 8,000 restaurants have not passed inspections, with huge hygiene disparities nationwide One in 13 restaurants and one in seven takeaways in the UK have failed food hygiene inspections because they are dirty or have poor procedures, Guardian analysis shows. Examination of the food hygiene reports for more than 460,000 businesses [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Enforcement / Legislation, Food Hygiene Rating|0 Comments

Catering Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice

To build a successful business, all caterers want and need to serve safe food. The Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice: Catering Guide is intended to give advice and guidance to caterers on how to comply with their legal obligations under Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs and with UK Food Hygiene [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Enforcement / Legislation, Food Safety News, Restaurants|0 Comments

English pubs could soon be forced to display hygiene ratings

Proposed mandatory display of food hygiene rating could hit poor performing publicans

By | April 13th, 2017|Enforcement / Legislation, Food Hygiene Rating|0 Comments