Tag Archives: Compliance

Food hygiene rating system ‘is driving better kitchen practices’

The mandatory display of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHR) has driven up the level of food safety compliance in the UK, a scientific report into the subject has concluded. The renowned ‘scores on the door’ scheme requires commercial foodservice operators to display the hygiene rating they have been awarded, which can vary from a

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

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

OPINION: Three years on from allergen legislation, how are commercial kitchens coping?

On 13th December 2014 the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation came into force, requiring food businesses to provide accurate information regarding the presence of 14 allergens in the foods they provide, including non pre-packed foods. Three years on from the introduction of this legislation, Fiona Sinclair, director of leading UK food safety consultancy STS,

‘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

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