Fizz Training Academy Blog

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Fizz Training Academy – Online training vs classroom training

29 June 2020

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, online training was increasingly in popularity with 77% of US companies using online training programmes in 2017. Closer to home, meanwhile, Sadiq Khan recently pledged £9 million to the online training sector as a means of helping people gain the skills they need on a remote basis. Indeed, the global…

Can Coronavirus spread through food?

7 April 2020

Shops, cafés and restaurants across the UK – and the world – have shut their doors in order to combat the spread of coronavirus. However, this does not mean that we should worry about the virus spreading via food.   Covid-19 is a respiratory illness which spreads in a similar way to colds and flu. It…

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Natasha’s Law: New Food Labelling Requirements

27 February 2020

When Natasha’s Law comes into effect on 1 October 2021, businesses that sell foods and drinks that are prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) will need to make some changes to the way they label and communicate ingredients and allergens. If you’re an owner, manager or another employee of a food business, here’s what you need…

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Who is responsible for food safety?

18 February 2020

The Food Standards Agency is an independent government department for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland that protects public health and consumers in the food industry. The FSA says that, as a food business, you must ensure you have food safety management procedures in place to keep consumers safe and comply with food hygiene and food…

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Allergens and beyond: The importance of staff training in the food industry

27 January 2020

Food safety compliance is an absolute necessity for those working with food in any capacity, whether it be in catering, the restaurant trade or behind the scenes. If food-handling staff are not properly trained, oversights can be made that might have severe consequences. Customers must have all the information required to make a safe decision…

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What do you know about these 4 less understood allergens?

16 January 2020

If you’re an employee, manager, supervisor or owner of a catering business, you undoubtedly know that there are 14 allergens responsible for the majority of allergic reactions. The 14 most common allergens Cereals containing gluten — including wheat (such as spelt and Khorasan), rye, barley and oats Crustaceans Eggs Fish Peanuts Soya Milk — including…