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Hero to Zero: The importance of managing documentation within a food business

The Food Standards Agency has issued guidance for local authorities on the implementation and operation of issuing food hygiene ratings to food businesses in order to maintain consistency when assessing ratings. There are six different food hygiene ratings (0-5) with zero being the lowest (Urgent improvement necessary) and 5 the highest (Very good). Food hygiene …


Caterers fined for Salmonella Hog Roast

A hog roast caterer has recently been ordered to pay £250,000 following a wedding event they catered for at a hotel venue. 58 guests became ill and 3 hospitalised after tucking into the hog roast and the newlyweds also had to cancel their dream honeymoon to the Dominican Republic. Following an investigation by Lichfield District …


Grenfell – First phase enquiry completed

Grenfell – Review of inquiry first phase report The first phase of the Grenfell inquiry has been completed and Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s report recently released.  The first phase of the inquiry into the Grenfell fire primarily reviews how the fire started, spread and became a disaster.  Here we provide a round-up of his key conclusions …


Are your Allergen Procedures up to Scratch?

With allergen incidents continually on the rise and serious incidents making the headlines we have recently developed a new auditing service for our clients. The CSC allergen audit is a desktop audit of a site(s) allergen procedures, documentation and training.  Alongside a review of paperwork the desktop audit will also include a telephone interview with …


The importance of cleaning in your food establishment

In the age of social media and public awareness of food hygiene ratings, the importance of cleaning procedures has never been more important. Consumers expect and rightfully deserve wholesome foods prepared in a clean environment. As a significant part of the assessment criteria for FHR is dedicated to the levels of cleaning and cleaning procedures, …


Gas safety prosecution at caravan site

Gas safety prosecutions have made the headlines in recent times. The importance of having competent gas safety engineers carry out safe gas works cannot be understated. The law is clear that all gas work must be done by registered ‘Gas Safe’ engineers to ensure the highest standards are met to prevent injury and loss of …