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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

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

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

Kitchens cooking ‘pink’ burgers must get approval from today

New regulations that govern the sale of ‘pink’ burgers by foodservice establishments were ushered into force across the UK today. The new laws, which follow a recent Food Standards Agency consultation last year, require specific approval for establishments producing minced meat preparations for foods intended to be eaten “less than thoroughly cooked”. This applies to

Tighter food hygiene display regs should be imposed on restaurants

An overwhelming 98% of consumers want the law changed to make all restaurants in England publicly display their Food Standards Agency (FSA) Food Hygiene Ratings, new research suggests. Currently, ratings must be displayed in Wales and Northern Ireland, but it is not compulsory in England. A poll conducted by food safety technology company Checkit showed

BHA responds to kitchen debate over safe prep of ‘pink’ burgers

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has outlined its views in response to the Food Standards Agency’s draft guidelines for the safe production of beef burgers by commercial kitchens. As revealed by FEJ last week, the growing popularity of burgers served pink has led to the FSA issuing a draft document recommending the steps for their

Wetherspoon and Pret have the cleanest branches

Wetherspoon and Pret A Manger are leading the high street on food hygiene, according to new figures released by the Food Standards Agency. The FSA found that of the largest 20 food chains, Wetherspoons and Pret a Manger had the highest proportion of 5 hygiene ratings (93.1%). Catriona Stewart, FSA lead for the Food Hygiene