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Fuller’s “better off” for pulling the plug on wood-fuelled ovens

Pub chain Fuller’s admits that it may have “got it wrong” when it initially began incorporating wood-fuelled cooking equipment into its estate but its decision to drop the appliances from its kitchens has left the group in a better position in the long-term. The pub group began experimenting and investing at a number of its

BREAKING NEWS: ‘Interim’ acrylamide guide aids UK kitchen operators as EU dithers

UKHospitality has published interim guidance to help catering businesses identify and implement measures to reduce acrylamide levels in food following new legislation which comes into force today. The regulation requires food businesses to identify potential sources of acrylamide and demonstrate that they have taken appropriate action to reduce the levels of acrylamide according to the

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

Guide takes the mystery out of solid fuel cooking equipment for operators

Industry trade body CEDA has produced a guide to solid fuel fired catering equipment to make it easier for operators to get to grips with the regulations governing these types of appliances. Solid fuel fired catering equipment has seen a huge increase in popularity in the last couple of years, with CEDA noting that its technical

No excuses for operators that fall foul of new kitchen regs

Foodservice operators are responsible for the reduction of F-Gas emissions from their refrigeration units rather than equipment suppliers, according to new guidelines on EU regulations. CESA’s latest guidelines state that the responsibility of F-Gases leak reduction, repair, containment and recovery on kitchen equipment lies with caterers, operators and users of catering refrigeration rather than those

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

Supplier urges authorities to take action over inferior pizza ovens

Operators worried by reports that wood-fired pizza ovens contributes to climate change should listen to the evidence in part but buy wisely and avoid issues with environmental health inspectors. That’s the verdict of Preston-based Valoriani UK following the publication of a scientific study by the University of Surrey that ruled such equipment could be an

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

Nisbets helps caterers stick to allergen laws

Catering equipment supplier Nisbets has introduced a new range of Vogue Allergen labels to make it easier for caterers to comply with recently-modified laws around food ingredients. It is now a legal requirement for establishments to list all allergen information, and Nisbets believes its new range of labels will make life simpler for the industry.