Tip of the week…..

Tip of the week: Are you aware that the change in seasons and temperatures could cause you different pest problems? Prevention is cheaper than the cure!

Tip of the week…..

Biggest source of cross-contamination is dirty hands. Make sure hand washing is monitored and staff know how to wash hands correctly by providing ‘How To’ posters next to hand wash units.

Meat firm pay £7,500 due to unannounced audit

A Halal meat firm based in Liverpool have recently been ordered to pay £7,500 after an unannounced audit closed them down due to food safety breaches. Mouse droppings were discovered in several places around the site. To view the full details of this case go to http://bit.ly/2jwwm7t This is an extreme case of foood safety violations,… More >>>

What happens behind closed doors and the implications….

The owner of a Dewsbury based sandwich making firm has been prosecuted for 17 offences at Leeds Crown Court under the Food Safety and Hygiene regulations. The offences were spread out over 2 sites, one in Batley and the second in Dewsbury. Large amounts of rat droppings were found in the production area, no hot… More >>>

The Zaman Case & Allergens in the real world….

We recently attended a conference on Lessons learnt: The Zaman Case in London organised by RSPH and wow, what an eye opener it was! There were many different speakers including representatives from Food Standards Agency, Park Square Barristers and Allergy Action to name a few. The case was opened up to show how corner cutting… More >>>

Incorrect labeling costing companies….

Over the weekend there were a collection of recalls all due to incorrect labeling. Labeling regulations changed a while back, but some companies still havn’t caught up with the changes. In turn this is costing them, both financially and their reputation. See below this weekends recalls: **Sainsbury’s is recalling its ‘Raisin Milk Chocolate 200g’ with… More >>>


Congratulations go to Gradegold Catering for passing their SALSA audit, gaining SALSA Accreditation. Food Safety Assist have been working with Gradegold Catering for a couple of years and would like to wish all at Gradegold Catering and massive well done.

Product recalls on the rise?

Over the weekend many recalls were published by the Food Standards Agency, are we starting to see a rise in product recalls and mistakes or is the evidence that companies are starting to tighten up their belts and follow the guidelines set out? Below are a list of recalls issued from Friday night through the… More >>>