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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)

Enormous gap in kitchen hygiene standards raises industry concerns

Enormous gap in kitchen hygiene standards raises industry concerns

One in five high or medium risk food establishments in the UK fail to meet food hygiene requirements, leading to around 500,000 food poisoning cases a year, it has been claimed. Research from consumer rights group Which? discovered that in 20 local authority areas the chances of someone buying from a food business that isn’t

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Restaurant group Inamo slashes kitchen paperwork with latest tech system

Pan-Asian restaurant group Inamo has rolled out the latest cloud-based food safety management technology from Checkit across its three London restaurants. With interactive tables and fingertip ordering, Inamo has always been a fan of using technology in its restaurants. The Checkit food safety management system means that the company is now using innovative mobile handsets

Northcote, located in Blackburn. Electrolux photography case study. Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix

Records key in restaurant hygiene ratings battle

Food businesses are being urged to ensure their pest control records stand up to the test after a report published by commercial insurer NFU Mutual last week revealed how improving hygiene strategy can lead to better ratings. Pest experts insist proper reporting procedures can be crucial when it comes to inspectors’ assessments. Dee Ward-Thompson, of

YARM, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 01:  Firemen climb into their fire engine as fire crews battle a fire at Crathorne Hall Luxury Hotel after fire broke out in a top floor room on October 1, 2014 in Yarm, United Kingdom. The luxury Hotel was owned by the Dugdale family until 1977. It has played host to politicians, courted royalty and delighted socialites over the decades.  (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

Fire warning for restaurant owners after 70 rescued from kitchen blaze

Firefighters have issued a warning to restaurant and take-away operators after a commercial kitchen fire in Barnet this week led to the evacuation of 70 people. Four fire engines and 21 fire officers were called out to a restaurant on Whetstone High Street after a blaze broke out in the kitchen on Sunday morning. It

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Cloud hosting service keeps kitchens and refrigeration compliant

With the days of time consuming checks and paper-based recording becoming a thing of the past for commercial kitchens, businesses are rapidly turning to automated temperature monitoring and wireless food safety solutions. Now, in a move that sector specialist Monika hopes will set it apart in the market, the company has launched a cloud-hosted subscription

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SPECIAL REPORT: Why fire suppression systems are the kitchen insurance policy you dare not ignore

More than half of restaurant fires start in the kitchen and many of these force operators to close their business for good. FEJ hears why fire suppression systems are the proactive insurance policy that the whole industry needs. Foodservice operators might be guilty of viewing kitchen fire suppression systems as a grudge purchase, but anybody

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Industry warned that poor-grade gas could “prove fatal”

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has warned that hospitality operators that buy cheap, sub-standard gas from rogue traders are trading in “a false economy, which could prove fatal”.   The trade body is concerned that injuries may occur from the purchase of sub-standard gas, which is widely available from unscrupulous sellers. And it is

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Restaurant operators warned to choose gas engineers carefully

Manufacturer and supplier, Mechline Developments, has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week to raise awareness of gas safety and remind the foodservice and hospitality industry of their responsibility to keep staff and customers safe from the dangers posed by gas appliances. The sixth annual Gas Safety Week will see organisations from across the UK

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Insurers sticking with the easy option, claims fire suppression specialist

While the restaurant market has historically relied upon wet chemical fire suppression systems for kitchen protection, the emergence of watermist systems has added fresh impetus to the sector. But it still remains a challenge for resellers of these systems to get their product installed, even with LPS 1223 approval, according to one supplier specialising in

PAFSS KitchenGuard

First foray into commercial kitchen market for fire specialist

West Midlands-based Jactone, which has more than 35 years’ experience in the fire protection industry, is entering the kitchen fire suppression market for the first time with a system called PAFSS KitchenGuard, which it claims uses a novel method to respond to fires. Instead of the traditional mechanical actuation, KitchenGuard works through pressurised detection tubing

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