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The 4 Cs of Food Safety Explained

Whether you work in the hospitality industry or the food manufacturing sector, you’ve probably heard of the 4 Cs of food safety. But what exactly are they, and why are they so important?  In the … Read more

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HACCP Plan for Sushi & Sashimi: High-Risk Foods

Whether you manage a Japanese restaurant or a sushi takeaway, you’ll need to have an appropriate food safety management system in place. This should include your HACCP plan, covering in detail all the necessary procedures … Read more

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BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9: What You Need to Know

As announced in 2021, BRCGS will be introducing a new issue of the Food Safety Standard. Revision is still underway, and an initial draft document has been released. Please keep checking this page for the … Read more

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New Calorie Labelling Regulations: What You Need to Know

From April 2022 onwards, large businesses will have to display calorie information on their food labels and menus in England.  We’ve put together this short, easy-to-read guide to help you navigate through the upcoming changes.  … Read more

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The NEW Salsa Standard: Brokers, Storage & Distribution

Great news: SALSA’s certification scheme is now available for those involved in the brokerage, storage and distribution of food products.  Launched in June 2021, the new SALSA standard is a great certification solution for smaller … Read more

5 Key Food Safety Facts Worth Knowing

Food safety refers to the practices used to ensure food is safe to eat; from preparation and distribution to storage and beyond. It concerns all the steps involved in preventing food-borne illnesses. Following proper food … Read more

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What is a Food Safety Management System?

A food safety management system (FSMS) is defined as ‘a systematic approach to controlling food safety hazards within a food business in order to ensure that food is safe to eat’. It’s essentially a documented … Read more

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Why is Food Safety Training Important?

Whatever the industry you’re in, training your staff is essential for maximising performance and efficiency, and minimising risk. When it comes to food safety, however, this is even more crucial. Negligence or poor management in … Read more