Food Hygiene and Safety

What is the difference between best-before and use-by dates?

Everyone should take food hygiene and safety seriously – whether it be in their own kitchen at home, or within the commercial food industry. It is important to understand both best before and use-by dates and to be able to tell the difference between them. Best before and use-by dates

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Everything you need to know about Food Hygiene Ratings

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is led by the government in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It is put in place to make sure that cafes, food stalls, restaurants, and most other food premises, are preparing food in sanitary, and safe conditions. Scotland follows a different scheme which you can read

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What food hygiene certificate do I need for a burger van in the UK?

Veggie, beef, cheese, or chicken – who doesn’t enjoy a burger? Especially at this time of year. That said, there are certain steps you must go through before launching your own burger van business. These steps include registering your business, learning the food hygiene laws, achieving food hygiene certificates, and

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What food hygiene certificate do I need to open a café in the UK?

If you are in the UK, and thinking about to opening your own cafe there are certain steps you must go through before opening your doors to the public. These steps include registering your business, learning the food hygiene laws, applying for food hygiene ratings, and achieving food hygiene certificates.

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What certificates do I need to sell food in the UK?

What certificates do I need to sell food in the UK? This is a common question among new and upcoming food premises all over the country – whether they are restaurants, cafes, bakeries, takeaways, sandwich shops, and everything in between. Below we discuss the topic thoroughly and hope the article

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How long does a level 3 Food Hygiene certificate last?

Whether you own a large food business company, a self-employed home business, or anything in between it’s detrimental that you take food hygiene and safety seriously. Every food premise in the UK should also make sure that their employees are trained to the correct level when it comes to food

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What level Food Hygiene certificate do I need?

Whether you own a large food business company, a self-employed home business, or anything in between it’s very important that you take food hygiene and safety seriously. There are many ways in which you can do this – applying for a Food Hygiene Rating score is a great starting point.

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

Onions are a staple in many recipes – no matter the season. It’s always a good idea to have a few to hand for this reason. Not only are onions delicious, but they are also high in nutrients such as vitamin C, B vitamins, and potassium. They are also known

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What is the danger zone in food hygiene?

When it comes to food safety and hygiene you have to be very careful – especially in the food business industry. There are certain aspects you have got to control in order to prevent the risk of food poisoning and food-borne illnesses. One major factor is food temperature control. This

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How long do you have to appeal a bad food hygiene rating?

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is a scheme led by local governments in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Scotland follows a different scheme which you can read about here. The Food Hygiene Scheme is important for all food businesses to follow and adhere to. It’s a surefire way to make sure

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How do I make a complaint about food hygiene or safety?

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is a government-led scheme in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Scotland follows a different, yet similar scheme which you can read about here. The Food Hygiene Scheme is very important, it’s a way to make sure that all food premises are preparing their products in sanitary,

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What happens to bacteria when food is frozen?

A freezer is a must-have in all kitchen settings, whether domestic or professional. When food is frozen it won’t deteriorate, and most importantly, bacteria won’t grow in it. That said, it is important to freeze foods at the correct time and in the right conditions. Sealed, pre-packaged food can be

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

Ahh, potatoes – boil them, mash them, stick them in a stew. They can be prepared in a variety of different ways, and are an ingredient in many different dishes. They are such versatile vegetables, packed full of taste and nutrition. Most people enjoy them, they are filling, relatively cheap

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Kitchen Hygiene: Essential Cleaning Equipment and Products

In our previous post, we discussed how often food businesses should clean their appliances, food equipment, and work surfaces. It would be very counterproductive to be structured with cleaning routines but not have the correct products and equipment to clean with. With this in mind, today’s post is all about

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