Chlorinated Chicken and Food Safety

There has been a lot of fuss recently in the UK regarding chlorinated chicken. The U.S. have copped a bit of flack for the way they process poultry post-slaughter; specifically for the method that is employed in order to reduce levels of pathogens on carcasses. Opposers of Brexit have used the term “chlorinated chicken” asContinue reading “Chlorinated Chicken and Food Safety”

Coronavirus and Food Safety – Advice for Food Businesses

Here is a quick overview of some of the Coronavirus and food safety issues affecting food businesses that remain open during the Coronavirus crisis. Supply & Use of Cleaning Products The supply of cleaning products such as liquid hand-wash and chemical sanitisers has, in some instances, been affected by a high level of demand fromContinue reading “Coronavirus and Food Safety – Advice for Food Businesses”

Food Poisoning – the FACTS

What is food poisoning? Most food poisoning is caused by eating or drinking food which is contaminated. Contamination may be caused by any of the following: BACTERIA, VIRUSES, TOXINS & CHEMICALS Most food poisoning is caused by bacteria such as Campylobacter or viruses such as Norovirus. Foods most commonly involved with food poisoning are rawContinue reading “Food Poisoning – the FACTS”

Cleaning Materials and Food Hygiene

The careful use of cleaning materials is an important area that will help prevent contamination and any subsequent food poisoning. How many times have you seen celebrity chefs working in a kitchen with a towel hung around their waist that they seem to use for each and every little task? Cleaning materials including towels, cloths,Continue reading “Cleaning Materials and Food Hygiene”

Chemical Assistance – Cleaning and Disinfection

Cleaning and Disinfection When carrying out cleaning and disinfection tasks it is important that you use the correct materials and chemicals for each task so that cleaning is effective and to minimise the chances of cross-contamination occurring. Detergents Chemicals (for example washing-up liquid) used to remove grease, dirt and food. Detergents help clean away greaseContinue reading “Chemical Assistance – Cleaning and Disinfection”

Food Hygiene and Cleaning Routines

Food Hygiene and Cleaning Routines Scheduled Cleaning Tasks Here are a few words on food hygiene and cleaning. There are a number of cleaning tasks that can be programmed into the working week. Many will need to be undertaken at different frequencies; some will need to be undertaken on a daily basis, others every week.Continue reading “Food Hygiene and Cleaning Routines”

Equipment Cleaning, Disinfection and Dishwashers

Equipment Cleaning, Disinfection and Dishwashers All food businesses must be kept clean and, where necessary, be disinfected. Staff working in the establishment need to be trained appropriately and provided with a suitable, and plentiful, supply of cleaning materials and chemicals. This article focuses on cleaning, disinfection and dishwashers. Disinfection is carried out through either chemicalContinue reading “Equipment Cleaning, Disinfection and Dishwashers”

Rare Burgers and the E.coli Roulette

Rare Burgers and E.coli There has been some misreporting and inaccurate information given by some when referring to the subject of rare burgers and E.coli (often referred to more accurately as ‘burgers less than thoroughly cooked’). Food safety inspectors have drawn criticism for having concerns over the under-cooking of burgers, have been accused of stiflingContinue reading “Rare Burgers and the E.coli Roulette”