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New kitchen guidelines from April 2018 must impose ‘minimum burden’ on operators

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

Kitchen nightmare lands West Midlands caterer with a £12,000 fine

Scores of rats and poor food hygiene at a West Midlands food catering company have landed it with penalties of more than £12,000 following environmental health inspections. Sandwell Council environmental health officers uncovered widespread rat activity as well as poor structural and cleanliness standards and cross contamination risks during a routine hygiene inspection at the

Three weeks for industry to get to grips with energy labelling regs

There are just three weeks to go until new EU Energy Labelling and Ecodesign Directives are due to be implemented – and industry trade body CESA has stepped in to help those in need of a reminder of what it all means by publishing a special regulatory guide.   Energy Labelling and Ecodesign Directives for

New compliance service makes it easier for chains to source food-safe kitchen equipment

Food safety certification specialist NSF International has launched a HACCP compliance verification service for the commercial food equipment market. Prior to the launch of HCV EU (HAACP Compliance Verification), the European market had no compliance program to cover the hygienic quality of commercial food equipment. It says the program, which is available in all EU

KITCHEN DESIGN NEED TO KNOW: Solid fuel appliances in commercial kitchens

Solid fuel appliances such as tandoori ovens, charcoal grills and wood-fired pizza ovens are becoming more widespread in commercial kitchens these days, but until now there has been no official guidance on the safe usage of these items, other than that communicated by individual manufacturers. With concerns over carbon monoxide exposure capturing the attention of

Chancellor’s Budget doesn’t go far enough, warns hospitality body

More “decisive and meaningful action” is needed to reduce burdens for licensed hospitality operators despite positive news for the industry in yesterday’s Budget Statement, a leading trade body has warned. The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) said it “welcomed” steps to reduce business rates burdens for businesses, but said the government still need to

Restaurant sector warned over kitchen slip-ups

Bars, restaurants, cafes and hotels are being urged not to take the ‘glass half-full’ approach to health and safety or they could find themselves staring at a hefty fine or prosecution. The Gauntlet Group, which provides consultancy services to food and drink outlets nationwide, says many businesses believe they will be among the 50% of

Regulatory updates change the kitchen ventilation game

Air management expert Mansfield Pollard has confirmed that its tailor-made range of air handling units are compliant with the new eco-design requirements recently introduced by the European Union. In July 2014 the European Union ratified a new Commission Regulation (EU) No 1253/2014 designed to deliver energy savings and greenhouse gas reductions across the whole of

Jamie Oliver takes MPs to task over industry sugar tax

Jamie Oliver’s message to ministers about the perils to children from sugar was not itself sugar-coated as he fiercely demanded a tax on the sweet stuff. He told MPs on the House of Commons’ Health Committee that although ministers have indicated a tax will not be levied, he did not believe this to be the case.