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 premier-pharmacy.com medical emergencies. Cases of food allergies have doubled in the […]

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Why food laws matter more than you think

Here at Hawk Safety, we have covered many food safety related topics over the last few months however one subject we haven’t yet touched on is food law – and this one’s a big one! Everyone working with food and drink, even those that may only come in contact occasionally (such as cleaners), have an […]

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3 food hazards that you need to be avoiding

When thinking of hazards your first thought might immediately spring to unsafe work spaces, trips, falls, and other dangers to food handlers. Although these are all important aspects to consider there are also hazards regarding the food you prepare, cook and ultimately serve to your customers. Below we’ve outlined three simple hazards that you should […]

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Everything you need to know about the danger zone

Having your food prepared and cooked at the right temperature is so important that we’ve decided to create an easy to follow infographic. Want to know how to avoid the risk of food poisoning? Sure you’re following the correct procedure from the moment healthordisease.com food is cooked to the time it’s consumed? Why not print […]

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Why improving your personal hygiene is important for food safety

Personal hygiene. Is it really that important for food handlers? The answer is YES! Personal hygiene can often be overlooked when assessing food safety in the kitchen as there are so many prevalent factors. Unhygienic habits may go unnoticed and cause all types of problems with the most notorious being the transfer of bacteria to […]

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5 minute guide: To handling your food & produce

Working in the hospitality sector can lead to a very busy schedule and little tolerance for mistakes. This is why it is paramount for delivery orders to be checked and signed off along with correct storage and maintenance of produce. There are a number of different inspections and guidelines that should be at the forefront […]

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5 food hygiene musts for everyone in hospitality

Everyone working in the hospitality sector follows a strict guideline of rules which enables them to provide excellence in food quality and safety. However sometimes, no matter how obvious, some of these checks can be overlooked resulting in serious consequences for staff and businesses. Fortunately, we have put together a very useful infographic below with […]

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The top 5 foods that could cause you food poisoning

According to the most recent Food Standards Agency report, each year over 500,000 people in the UK suffer from food poisoning due to known pathogens. This figure rises to more than double when we include all the unknown ones! The most common pathogens come in the form of Campylobacter affecting a staggering 280,000 people, Clostridium […]

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The dangers of salmonella and how you can prevent them

Salmonella is one of the most well-known and common culprits when it comes to food poisoning, especially when cooking with eggs or chicken. Salmonella can cause symptoms including diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal pain and fever within 8 to 72 hours of consuming the contaminated food. This is dangerous for your customers and your reputation but also, […]

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How to get a great Food Hygiene Rating from your EHO

Worse than a trip to the dentist, the approaching visit from an EHO can strike fear for many food businesses. But it’s not all bad news! Luckily, we’ve provided you with a simple to read guide on how to prepare your premises, check your procedures and, of course, ace your inspection. Physically Inspect Everything Never […]

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