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Monika total food safety system

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

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

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)

Kitchen overhaul for popular restaurant with zero hygiene rating

The owner of a popular South Wales restaurant has promised to take a more active role in the kitchen and invested in new catering equipment after clocking up a zero hygiene rating. The Stuffed Dormouse, in Caerleon, is known its exotic meat dishes and Sunday lunch, but scored the lowest figure possible when a food

Checkit systems at Compass

Free downloadable report guides kitchen operators around new food safety rules

Changes to the way in which the Food Standards Agency monitors food businesses are set to put new compliance demands on commercial kitchens – but a leading industry tech firm has published a free whitepaper explaining how operators can manage the transition. Work management and automated monitoring specialist Checkit is shedding light on what the


BBC ‘faecal bacteria’ findings prompt slew of ice advice

Following yesterday’s news that BBC’s Watchdog programme found bacteria from faeces in samples of iced drinks from Costa Coffee, Starbucks and Caffe Nero, ice machine manufacturers have been queuing up to give advice to operators. Hubbard Systems, UK supplier of the Scotsman range of ice machines, says it’s about time the industry cracked down on

CESA F-Gas guide

No excuses for operators that fall foul of new kitchen regs

Foodservice operators are responsible for the reduction of F-Gas emissions from their refrigeration units rather than equipment suppliers, according to new guidelines on EU regulations. CESA’s latest guidelines state that the responsibility of F-Gases leak reduction, repair, containment and recovery on kitchen equipment lies with caterers, operators and users of catering refrigeration rather than those

A volunteer of Caritas, a Catholic charity association, prepares meals in a kitchen of the "St. Benedict parish", in Rome, on May 28, 2013. As soup kitchens in Rome fill up because of rising unemployment, some of the Italian capital's most famous eateries are stepping up -- giving away day- smacking pizza and pasta dishes. Groceries and restaurants are put in touch directly with charities that need the food by a new initiative called "Pasto Buono" ("Good Meal") that intends to combat the paradox of food waste and hunger by aiming to give out 110,000 meals a year in Rome.  AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO        (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

New menu tech keeps kitchens compliant in wake of allergen regs

Kafoodle Kitchen is vowing to help casual dining operators improve the profitability of their business with the roll-out of specialist software that simplifies menu management. The company’s allergen compliance menu management system was created to support operators in meeting  new labelling legislation that was introduced at the end of last year. The cloud-based offering automatically

Restaurant workers

ALMR urges Brexit negotiators to clarify status of migrant workers

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, whose members run 23,000 outlets and employ over 650,000 people in British pubs, bars and restaurants, says the vote to the EU has severely dented confidence in the industry. Despite positive economic news over the summer, Kate Nicholls, CEO of the ALMR, said operators are still concerned. “The slight

Bakers Basco

GPS trackers land sandwich firm with £7k bill for using equipment without permission

Wolverhampton-based sandwich maker Authentic Bite has had to provide a court with a formal undertaking to stop using bread baskets belonging to Bakers Basco to transport its sandwiches without permission. It has also been ordered to pay £6,927.55 in damages and costs. GPS tracking technology played a major role in the investigation and subsequent legal