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How to get a food hygiene rating at home

Thousands of people in the UK have recently started their own food business at home – cooking up a storm in their kitchen. Perhaps you are one of those people or are currently thinking of starting your own business. There’s usually a plethora of questions that spring to mind when

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How long do eggs last after the best-before date?

There are certain foods out there that you have to be careful with when it comes to consumption. You need to store them properly, at the correct temperatures, and keep a close eye on the best-before date – and that’s before even preparing or cooking them. One of those foods

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How to safely prepare a Christmas turkey

It’s Christmas – a time to be merry, joyful, and slightly gluttonous! Turkey is likely to be the main meat on your festive menu and the last thing you want to do is mess it up. Imagine all your family gathering around the Christmas table only to find the bird

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How long does chocolate last after the best before date?

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – everywhere you go. It really is the most wonderful time of year – there’s snow outside, the decorations are up, and most people are filled with Christmas cheer. There is nothing better than spoiling your family at Christmas time and one

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How do I appeal a food hygiene rating?

In our last post, we discussed how to achieve a 5-star food hygiene rating – giving simple tips and advice to follow. Today, we explain how to appeal a food hygiene rating that you might find unfair or unjust. If you have been in the business for a while the

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Tips to achieve a 5-star food hygiene rating

Whether you are new to the food industry, preparing for your first food hygiene inspection, or trying to boost a past food hygiene rating – it shows how serious you are about your business and the service you provide. Here are some tips on how to achieve a 5-star food

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Food Allergen symptoms: How soon do they appear after eating?

In the UK, around two million people suffer from various food allergies and intolerances – these are only the diagnosed cases, so the actual figure is predicted to be much higher. Most food allergen sufferers know the signs, symptoms, and how soon after eating they appear, but do you? Usually, food allergy

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How to get a food hygiene certificate

If you run or work in the food business, whether it be catering, hospitality, manufacturing, or retail, you need to ensure that you and your staff are trained to an appropriate level in food hygiene. Although food hygiene training is expected – it is not a legal requirement to have

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What are the Four C’s of food safety?

Whether you are a professional chef or cooking for family and friends, adhering to good food hygiene practices will ensure the food you serve is not only delicious, but also safe to eat. The four C’s of food safety are widely used in the industry as guidelines to help those

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Which food Poisoning bacteria are commonly found on human skin?

Food poisoning is not pleasant. Fact. It can cause nausea, diarrhoea and vomiting, and may be accompanied by stomach cramps, a high temperature or a feeling of general unwellness. The onset of food poisoning can vary from beginning a few hours after food consumption, to a few days or weeks

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What is cross contamination in food hygiene?

Cross contamination: What is it? How do you prevent it?

‘Cross contamination’. It’s a term flung around in everyday life and one you most probably have heard of before, but what actually is it? What does it mean? And what can you do to stop it from occurring in your own home?

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