Listeria poses a dangerous threat to vulnerable groups. Are you protecting your customers?

The UK Food Standards Agency this month released new guidelines on protecting vulnerable groups from listeriosis – an infection brought about by contact with the relatively rare listeria bacteria. The guidelines follow in the wake of the tragic death of 53-year-old grandmother, Julie Hemmings, who died after contracting food poisoning at a carvery. Although the […]

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Is street food hazardous to your health? Let’s look at the dangers (and how to avoid them!)

Street food has seen something of a renaissance over the past decade. Take a walk through Portobello road, Shoreditch or Borough market and you’ll see crowds of people queuing for the chance to try organic venison burgers or a Mongolian goat curry. Following in the wake of massive growth in the UK festival industry, food […]

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Allergens – are you protecting your customers?

Allergies are the most common chronic disease in Europe, with over 150 million people admitting to having at least one allergy. In the UK, over 20,000 people a year are admitted to hospital with allergy-related illness, and over 61% of those cases are considered medical emergencies. Cases of food allergies have doubled in the […]

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