Brewing Beer? We have the perfect temperature sensor #Tiaki!

Brewing beer. What could be more fun than actually drinking it? A major factor for a good fermentation is temperature. Yeast is greatly affected by temperature; too cold and they go dormant, too hot (more than 10°F above the nominal range) and they indulge in an orgy of fermentation that often cannot be cleaned up [...]

By | June 22nd, 2018|Food Safety News, Temperature Control|0 Comments

Is your fridge making you ill? How to avoid the risk of food poisoning

THE COLD truth about most household fridges is they are operating at the wrong temperature and leaving people at risk of food poisoning, a study has revealed. An investigation by BBC One's Rip Off Britain: Food found more than 90 per cent of fridges it tested were at above the recommended level of between three [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Food safety culture, Food Safety News, Temperature Control|0 Comments

Why technology holds the key to the future of food safety

Rather than posing any sort of “threat”, the digital transformation brings immense opportunities for boosting transparency, organisational efficiency and implementing rigorous monitoring processes. Technology is revolutionising businesses, and the FMCG sector is no exception. The rise of artificial intelligence, data analytics, the Internet of Things and blockchain all have huge implications for supply chain management, [...]

By | March 11th, 2018|Food Safety News, IoT|0 Comments

South Africa listeria: Source of ‘world’s worst outbreak’ found

South Africa says it has finally traced the source of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people in the past year - said to make it the worst in history ! The source is a factory operated by Enterprise Foods in Polokwane in Limpopo. More facilities are being tested to see if they contributed [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|Food Safety News|0 Comments

How to protect your brand from food-safety issues

Nearly everyone can name the brand that suffered a catastrophic food-safety outbreak that caused multiple illnesses, shareholder and class action lawsuits and a voluntary shutdown of all stores for a day. But I'll bet you most people could not tell you the details of what went wrong, why and how it could have been prevented. The truth is [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|Food safety culture, Food Safety News, HACCP, IoT, Restaurants|0 Comments

Want to hear the cold truth? Your fridge full of leftovers could be dangerous

TWO-THIRDS of all fridges in the UK are too warm, according to a report from official food waste advisory body Wrap. They should be set at between 3°C and 5°C but as many as one third have temperatures of above 9°C. The Government’s Food Standards Agency highlights listeria, which can cause serious illness or even [...]

By | January 7th, 2018|Food Safety News|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

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

Force food outlets to display hygiene ratings in England, LGA says

All food premises in England should be forced to display “scores on the doors” ratings following Brexit to improve hygiene standards, councils have said. The Local Government Association said EU laws regulating food safety should be kept after Britain leaves the bloc, but has called on the government to use the opportunity to strengthen them [...]

By | September 9th, 2017|Food Hygiene Rating, Food Safety News|0 Comments