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EXCLUSIVE: Inventor of patented catering device eyes global sales and distribution partner

The inventor of a protective cover to prevent the contamination of castor wheels in professional kitchen environments is looking for an organisation capable of manufacturing, distributing and selling the product globally. Nick Davis has gained multiple patents for the device, which solves a need for any organisation that utilises castor-mounted units in hygiene and cleanroom

TV chefs turn viewers into dirty cooks with bad kitchen habits

Celebrity chefs have the power to turn TV viewers into dirty and unhygienic cooks by inadvertently transferring their bad habits, a study has found. Viewers pick up basic hygiene errors including wiping hands on tea towels, not washing chopping boards between preparing different foods, using finger tips to sprinkle salt or pepper and not washing hands

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

KFC orders UK-wide ice machine inspection after new ‘poo probe’

Fast food giant KFC has inspected and cleaned hundreds of ice machines installed at its UK restaurants after becoming implicated in the ice hygiene row affecting several major chains.   BBC Watchdog researchers claim they found evidence of faecal coliforms from drinks purchased at KFC, McDonald’s and Burger King in the UK, just a week after

Bad press from kitchen hygiene case ‘cost Las Iguanas £500k’

Las Iguanas claims it suffered £500,000 in lost business as a result of negative publicity that followed a damning hygiene report into a branch that it operates in Liverpool.  Live cockroaches and mouse droppings were found in the kitchen of its branch in the city last year. A court today heard that the mouse droppings were discovered under racks containing

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