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Back to business – Food businesses after lockdown

6 July 2020

March 2020 will forever be known as the month when everything changed. Coronavirus had revealed itself as a devastating foe that tore through the UK like a monsoon, devastating businesses and tearing thousands of our loved ones away from us far too soon. To control the spread of the virus, the freedoms we had long…

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Why food handlers need Food Safety Level 2 right now

6 July 2020

The world we are all slowly returning to is not the same as the one we left. Since March, the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped everything from the way we work and communicate with one another to the way we look after ourselves and protect ourselves. Perhaps one of the most notable changes is the rise…

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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…