What is an Allergen Control Plan?

Setting up and implementing an Allergen Control Plan in any food business is fundamental in preventing allergen cross-contamination. It is vital that food businesses understand their own processes and products and identify, manage and communicate allergen risks to their staff and customers who have allergies to certain foods. It is a legal requirement to identify… More >>>

Download our Free Equipment Maintenance Schedule

Why is an equipment maintenance schedule important? Poorly maintained equipment, machinery and tools and lubricants can result in contamination of your food. It can also lead to expensive breakdowns. Poorly managed maintenance work can also lead to problems. Prevent these issues by organising your maintenance into a planned schedule of what is to do done… More >>>

Hand Washing Keeps Our Food Safe…

Hand washing Keeps Our Food Safe The role of our hands in transferring pathogens to high risk food, especially from food-handlers, should not be underestimated. Food handlers are often implicated in outbreaks of staph aureus, shigella, hepatitis etc. Viruses, bacteria, yeast, mould and parasites are all found on the outer layer of our skin. These… More >>>

Personal Hygiene Policy Tips

Personal Hygiene in Food Safety High standards of personal hygiene are essential to reduce the risk of foodborne illness and prerequisite to the implementation of HACCP. The risks associated with food handlers contaminating high risk foods with low dose organisms such as norovirus, hepatitis etc. should never be underestimated. It must not be assumed that… More >>>

Food Contamination.. What is it?

Contamination of food is the transference of any objectionable, harmful substance or material to food. There are four types of contamination Microbiological Contamination Caused by bacteria, toxins, moulds, viruses (micro-organisms) or parasites. Control methods include- High standards of personal hygiene e.g thorough & regular handwashing On-going staff training, knowledge and enforcement of policies & procedures… More >>>

Funding towards SALSA and BRC

Are you looking at getting assistance with your food safety system? Wanting to move towards accreditation but don’t want to go it alone? Restricted by cash flow, would project funding help? Funding through The Manufacturing Growth Programme may be the answer your looking for. Improvement grants are now available to help fund consultation services like… More >>>

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