Kitchen Safety articles

Checkit exports its tech to US market with in-house sales and service subsidiary

Real-time operations management and food safety specialist Checkit has launched a subsidiary in the US. The company believes that operators across the pond will see the value in using its technology, which eliminates the need for traditional pen and paper and monitors tasks through mobile applications. Checkit has established a base of clients with global

Pub chain takes measures to protect sites from kitchen failures

Star Pubs has moved to ensure landlords don’t fall foul of poor food hygiene ratings or compliance regulations by rolling out a special package of health and safety support. The company has teamed up with Shield Safety to offer a bespoke food, fire and health and safety system for leased and tenanted licensees at a


Mobile app promises to soften the kitchen admin burden for operators

A new mobile app has been launched that is designed to bring automation into commercial kitchens and better manage hygiene and food safety management. KitchenLogs has unveiled a fully-automated, intelligent food hygiene system, designed to streamline the processes associated with adhering to Food Standards Agency (FSA) standards. The food technology company was created to save

Fast flame knockdown for professional kitchens will keep equipment safe, says Nobel

Nobel’s K-Series systems are installed in commercial kitchens throughout the UK. FEJ caught up with MD, Ian Bartle, to find out why operators need to pay close attention to how they protect their kitchens. What’s the number one factor that operators should bear in mind when choosing a fire suppression solution? Choice of system should

Kitchen faeces farce could be flushed away with better hygiene practices

A recent BBC investigation that uncovered traces of faecal bacteria in ice served by leading coffee shop chains has reiterated the far-reaching consequences of poor hygiene practice, according to catering equipment manufacturer Mechline. Starbucks, Caffé Nero and Costa were all found to have concerning levels of bacteria in their ice at multiple branches that were

Nobel revamps fire suppression control panels for kitchens

Fire system company Nobel says a new literature download is now available for its new high-tech control panels. Nobel claims the Avantis range of next-generation touch screen fire suppression control panels offer innovative levels of intelligence, interaction and user-friendly programmability. The panels are purposely designed to integrate seamlessly into both new and existing installations across

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