Anyone working in the kitchen and food industry, whether it's a chef of a member of senior management, has a responsibility to follow the correct health and safety regulations.
It is a requirement by law that food business operators ensure their employees receive instruction and training in how to practice safe food handling. Senior members of staff, including head chefs, middle and upper management and food hygiene trainers must have the correct qualifications to be able to train their staff properly.
Without the correct regulations and procedures, you run the risk of sickness, legal action including fines and even losing your job or business.
Our inforgram explains the aspects of the TQUK Food Safety in Catering Course and whether you are qualified, and possess the relevant knowledge and skills to practice food safety.
Take our short quiz below to find out if you need to take the course in order to properly understand food safety and the risks involved.
In any environment where food is handled, there is no excuse for unsafe practices. When working in a kitchen environment there is a responsibility to do things correctly, as food prepared in an unsafe way can lead to E-Coli, norovirus and salmonella. Staying up to date with the latest food and safety regulations is the best way to avoid risks. It can also have a whole host of other benefits, so it’s well worth ensuring your employees have full awareness of food hygiene standards.
Roast dinners, mine pies, chocolates, trifle, profiteroles, gingerbread, cheese and crackers –a whole host of things are consumed at Christmas time and that’s not even the half of it.
When you’re entertaining guests over the festive period it’s important to double check if they have any allergies. The last thing you want is somebody falling ill after sampling your delicious homemade chocolate brownies.
However, for those unexpected occasions when somebody accidentally eats something they shouldn’t it’s useful to be prepared. In the 7th instalment of the 12 Days of First Aid Tips, we will cover how to treat anaphylactic shock, a life-threatening condition.