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Special one-off allergen seminar will give crucial advice for commercial kitchens

Special one-off allergen seminar will give crucial advice for commercial kitchens

CESA will host an Allergen Awareness Seminar in the build-up to Hotelympia, it confirmed this morning. The seminar will be run by Julian Edwards, director of foodservice consultancy GY5 and chair of the FCSI, who specialises in allergen awareness and compliance for food and drink businesses. It will bring attendees up to speed with the

TOKYO, JAPAN - JANUARY 25:  A basket of french fries which will be used for McChoco Potato is seen in the kitchen at a McDonald's Japan branch on January 25, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. The McChoco Potato, McDonald's Japan's special winter menu, french fries covered in chocolate and white chocolate sauces will be available in McDonald's restaurants on January 26, 2016 until around mid February.  (Photo by Christopher Jue/Getty Images)

Are you ready for new kitchen regulations coming into force this April?

Food businesses in the UK will be required to put in place practical steps to manage acrylamide within their food safety management systems under new EU legislation, which will apply from April 2018. FEJ reports. The health dangers associated with acrylamide and furan, which are produced during high temperature cooking processes, have made national newspaper

Andy Gentle, works director, Hobart, and chair of CESA BSI/MCE 3/5 committee

Hobart man given task of vital catering equipment standards work

Hobart’s works director, Andy Gentle, has been appointed as the chair of CESA’s BSI/MCE 3/5 committee, which, despite its cryptic name, carries out vital work in food machinery safety.  The UK has been helping to write the European safety standards for food processing machines, such BS EN 453 on dough mixers, since 1989. The work is

A flattened disposable coffee cup sits on a road in central London on January 5, 2018. 
British lawmakers called on the government today to impose a charge on disposable coffee cups and set a target to recycle all of them by 2023 -- or ban them altogether. / AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL        (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Catering disposables firm weighs in on ‘latte levy’ and calls for alternative solution

Biopac, the UK developer and supplier of environmentally-friendly packaging and catering disposables, has blasted proposals for a ‘latte levy’, insisting it is “not an effective way forward”. Earlier this week industry body ALMR warned that a ‘latte levy’ would increase costs for operators and undermine investment without a guarantee of successfully addressing waste. It has

Chester Grosvenor kitchen

New kitchen guidelines from April 2018 must impose ‘minimum burden’ on operators

The industry body that represents pubs and restaurants in the UK says it has opened talks with the Food Standards Agency (FCA) to ensure new acrylamide regulations affecting the cooking of food are properly communicated to the trade. The FSA yesterday made a statement about measures that will require food businesses in the UK to

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‘Dirty and damaged’ kitchen lands Skegness restaurant owner in court

The owner of a Chinese takeaway in Skegness has been prosecuted after failing to address a number of food hygiene issues. East Lindsey District Council inspected Lee Garden Chinese Takeaway on Roman Bank earlier this year and found dirty and damaged surfaces in the kitchen and dirty food equipment including sieves, rice cooker and food

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: A Food Standards Agency rating certificate is pictured in the window of a restaurant on February 9, 2015 in London, England. Claims have been made that some restaurants are ignoring food hygiene standards ratings. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Council officers swoop on unregistered Essex catering firm after tip-offs from neighbours

An unregistered catering business in Essex was the subject of an ‘emergency closure’ after officials deemed it at risk of spreading dangerous bacteria due to no hot water. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council sprung into action after EHOs carried out an unannounced visit to CLD Essex Limited last week following reports from neighbours that the premises were

Monika total food safety system

Accurate reporting in kitchens no longer has to be a chore for chains

Monika has developed what it calls a ‘total food safety system’ to help operators keep abreast of food safety measures and ongoing hygiene standards without drowning in paperwork.   The system contains a range of advanced features designed to simplify a company’s compliance with regulation and legislation, as well as provide ongoing efficiencies by freeing

Momo Station, Aldershot, pest infestation

Aldershot restaurant owner vows no repeat of kitchen pest shutdown

A restaurant in Aldershot is among two food businesses in Aldershot that were cautioned this week after pest infestations forced their closure. Momo Station closed voluntarily for immediate improvement work after an inspection by Rushmoor Borough Council Environmental Health Officers on 3 July found a storage building at the back of the premises was infested

Burger King

Testo transforms quality management process for fast food kitchens

Testo has promised to make paperwork and manual documentation a thing of the past for quick-service restaurants with a brand new solution for kitchen checks and monitoring. Quality management is traditionally a time-consuming and expensive task for restaurants, but the company is confident its ‘Testo Saveris Restaurant’ offering will deliver the automation that operators have