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Natalie Stanton

How to fail a Food Hygiene Inspection

Today, I’m going to share with you 5 ways to fail a food hygiene inspection. Hey! I’m Chartered Environmental Health Officer Natalie Stanton. And I’m here to help you manage food safety with confidence in your business. So, why would you want to fail a food hygiene inspection? That’s the

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Natalie Stanton

4 things EHOs check in a Safer Food Better Business pack

Today, I’m going to share with you 4 things the Environmental Health Officer checks in your Safer Food Better Business (SFBB) pack. Hey! I’m Chartered Environmental Health Officer Natalie Stanton. And I’m here to help you manage food safety with confidence in your business. I’ve inspected so many SFBB packs

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Natalie Stanton

Staff sickness, fitness to work and personal hygiene

Today, I want to talk about staff sickness, fitness to work and personal hygiene. Proper management of these is essential to ensure food safety within a food business. People who work with or around open food while suffering from certain infections (mainly from bacteria and viruses) can contaminate food or

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The role of an Environmental Health Officer

Today, I want to talk about the role of Environmental Health Officers (EHOs). They are Environmental Health professionals who work for local authorities to ensure public health. They have many duties and powers which can impact your business, knowledge of these will be beneficial for your business. For example; it

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Natalie Stanton

What are the 4Cs of food safety?

Today, I want to talk about the 4 c’s of food safety. The 4C’s of food safety are the 4 key topics that you should understand and remember if you are running a food business and serving food. Following these will help to prevent the most common food safety problems,

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The 14 Allergens

Today, I want to talk about the 14 food allergens. Consumers with food allergies are putting their trust in food businesses and the food industry at large to ensure that they are provided with food and drink that is safe for them to eat. They must be provided with reliable

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Natalie Stanton

What is the clean as you go method?

Today, I want to talk about the clean as you go method. This is a method that is used often in the food industry. Cleaning as you go is important for businesses in the food industry to reduce food safety and health and safety risks and ensure happy customers who

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Natalie Stanton

Food Safety Policy

A food safety policy is a formal document or set of guidelines developed by an organisation to set out its commitment to ensuring the safety and quality of the food products they handle, produce, distribute and serve. The primary goal of a food safety policy is to prevent foodborne illness

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Natalie Stanton

Two stage cleaning in hospitality and catering

Today, I want to talk about the two stage cleaning process and how this applies to food businesses in the hospitality and catering sectors. This is important because without effective cleaning and disinfection procedures, food poisoning bacteria may not be reduced to safe levels. Over the years working as an

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