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Advice to reduce risk from botulism

The Food Standards Agency has released a communication concerning some common sense controls to avoid risk. The main points are targeted towards the consumer who does not need, of course, to follow…

Food Hygiene

Public remain concerned about hygiene standards in restaurants

The European Cleaning Journal contains an interesting article about consumer attitudes to staff hygiene in restaurants. It generally showed that there is still, overall, a low level of consumer confidence…

General

A point for debate – product recall

I wonder whether we are just possibly over-reacting to risk in this case? The recall of Lloyd Grossman sauce has, according to the latest from the FSA, affected only one…

Food Hygiene

British Sandwich Association adopts Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

In a positive move forward, the British Sandwich Association, the trade association which runs a food safety certification scheme for sandwich and sandwich mix manufacturers, has adopted a minimum 3 out of 5…

Food Safety News

US Canteloupe Listeria outbreak linked to packaging machinery

This recent and very serious Listeria outbreak in the US has been reported by Food Quality News as the worst in modern history with a death toll of 29. Listeria can,…

Announcements

Hygiene audit winners!

Our congratulations to CW Contractors and their contracted catering facilities, who, for their first hygiene audits ever, achieved a mixture of silver and bronze level awards to the MQM Food…

BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards Issue 6 Guidance – Part 4 – HACCP Plan

Continuing our guidance for those trying to upgrade their systems to be compliant with the new Issue 6 of the BRC Global Standards Global Standard for Food Safety The HACCP…

Food Hygiene

Milan HOST exhibition

The HOST exhibition last week was simply huge! 18 halls of equipment for catering and hospitality and several hundred exhibitors. It was great to see such activity and such a…

Announcements

Another unapproved premises.

The Food Standards Agency releases a recall notice concerning some ready-to-eat foods produced in unapproved premises, which you can read in full here. What does this mean? Well it means…