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Food

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…

Allergy

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…

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Understanding food safety and allergens

13 November 2019

In July 2016, Natasha Ednan-Laperouse bought an artichoke, olive and tapenade baguette from Pret a Manger in Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport. Halfway through her flight, Natasha developed a severe allergic reaction to the baguette. Tragically, Natasha died later the same day from the reaction. The inquest that followed found that sesame, an ingredient Natasha…