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How to wash your hands


How to wash your hands

So we all think we know how to wash our hands. But you can be sure that about 80% of us don’t do it correctly. Very dangerous especially if you are handling food you greatly increase the risk of cross contamination and possible causes of food poisoning to your customers.

Wash your hands in a manner approved for all food handlers

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Hot Pepper Pickle Mustard Allergy Recall

pickle recalled. Pepper Pickle recalled due to undeclared mustard


Mustard Allergy Risk

Shahnaz Food Products Ltd is recalling jars of Mr Naga Hot Pepper Pickle 190g because some contain mustard as an ingredient which is not mentioned on the product label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard.

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Restaurant Closure Poor Hygiene Standards

Rat Infestation Forces Restaurant Closure

It has recently been reported that a Chinese restaurant in Pinner, Middlesex, was forced to shut down temporarily – and owner Shuai Zhang ordered to pay £800 costs after inspectors found ingredients that were eight years out of date, poor hygiene standards and rat droppings on the floor and in the food. restaurant closure.
The closure came after Harrow environmental health officers discovered a rat infestation in the property.


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Christmas Time for Clostridium Perfringens?

Food Poisoning

Caused by Clostridium Perfringens Bacteria

It was reported in Janusry 2015 that a  pub chef and his manager had both been jailed after a Christmas dinner served at their restaurant in 2012 left a mother dead and dozens of other diners ill with food poisoning.turkey food poisoning .
Mehmet Kaya and Ann-Marie McSweeney, the chef and manager of the Railway Hotel in Hornchurch, Essex, were convicted of lying to police when the diners fell ill.
They were jailed at Snaresbrook Crown Court for 12 months and 18 months respectively for perverting the course of justice.

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Kentisbury Down soft cheese recall

Possible Samonella Soft Cheese Recall

Barton Farm Dairy Kentisbury Down soft cheese recall

Barton Farm Dairy has been advised to recall a batch of Kentisbury Down soft cheese because of the presence of salmonella.

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning.soft cheese

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Restaurants & Takeaways Fail on Allergy Information

Food Allergy Information Failure how to display allergy information

Every year, 5000 people with food allergies need hospital treatment for severe allergic reactions and 10 die from food-related anaphylaxis
Since December 2014, takeaways have had to join other types of food business in providing accurate information on the allergens in their food, but many are still failing to do so.
The 14 allergens are: cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, peanuts, soybeans, milk, nuts, celery, mustard, sesame, sulphur dioxide/sulphites, lupin, molluscs.

TBDS Menu Allergen Identification Service – STOP allergy information failiure. Let us do all of the hard work and develop an easy to undestand and use system for your restaurant and website. Take a look here

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Campylobacter Contamination Recall

Raw Milk Recalled for Campylobacter Contamination



Raw milk produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County, with a code date of OCT 24, is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones.
The quarantine order followed the confirmed detection of Campylobacter bacteria in raw whole milk.
No illnesses have been reported at this time.

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REHIS Training Stirling November

REHIS Training 

Five reasons you need to book a REHIS elementary food hygiene training course today

1.You will satisfy legal requirements for your workplace and as an employer, comply with current EU 852/2004 Regulations on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs and the new Food Hygiene (UK) Regulations 2006.

2.REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene training is a professionally and nationally recognised certificated course which provides training in the principles and best practice of good food hygiene.

3.You ensure the safety of your customers & service users

4.You learn skills for the workplace – prepare food safely and confidently

5.A poor food hygiene score published food safety score by your local EHO or the serving of an improvement notice for non-compliance could have serious implications for your business or organisationrehis training.

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Scarborough Hotel Owner Fined

Hotel Owner Fined Over Food Hygiene

It has been reported By Yorkshire Coast Radio News
The owner of a hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire has been found guilty of food hygiene offences after a case brought against him by Scarborough Borough Council.

Victor Robertshaw, the owner of Brentwood Hotel on New Queen Street, pleaded guilty to four offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013. He was fined a total of £1,500 including criminal court charges, a victim surcharge and costs.

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Salmonella Test Prompts Recall

Bagged Salad Tests Positive For Salmonella


The Food Poison Journal reports that Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of bagged salad.

The product being recalled is Dole Spinach coded A27409B & A27409A, with an Enjoy By date of October 15 and UPC 7143000976, due to a possible health risk from Salmonella. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.
The product code and Enjoy By date are in the upper right-hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode. The salads were distributed in 13 U.S. states (Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin).

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