Food Safety Logic Blog / Knowledge Hub

Here you’ll find useful information, news items and articles relating to Food Safety.

The best way to get your Covid Risk Assessments right.

Are you keeping your Risk Assessments up to date?

If not, you might not be complying with current guidance and legislation on keeping your workplace Covid safe for customers, staff and visitors.

I have spoken to many food businesses who know exactly what they need to do or have the controls in place but haven’t bothered to write anything down or don’t know how to start.

Read more

The best way to keep up to date on all things Covid…..

Keeping up to date on all things Covid is challenging at the moment for all businesses including restaurants, cafes and takeaways.  In the last few months the legislation has changed a number of times – we are now in a national lockdown but in a few weeks time we will be back into the 3 tier local alert Covid system with all sectors of hospitality working at full steam on the run up to Christmas.

Read more

Want to stay open in Lockdown 2?

Lockdown 2 is imminent causing further disruption and chaos to the hospitality industry. Unfortunately many food businesses will have to close or diversify. Many are considering offering takeaway, click and collect or deliveries so they can remain open.

Changing your business to do takeaway or deliveries

Read more

Some of the questions on Covid you want answers to but were too afraid to ask

“As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.”

Benjamin Disraeli

Covid is everywhere – on the TV, in the newspapers, on news apps, websites – there is so much advice and guidance, dos and do nots, rights and wrongs that it can often be too confusing and is resulting in Covid information overload.

Business owners are spending a lot of their day searching on the internet for updates that apply to their sector or business as the legislation is changing so quickly. The guidance published is sometimes wordy and generic and the question everyone wants answered is ‘What do I need to do?’

Read more

A complete guide to updating your risk assessments now

Covid rules are  changing at a fast pace, sometimes daily, with local restrictions determined by the three-tier Covid alert levels and national lock downs.

With each update you will need to think how the changes affect your food business and if your risk assessment needs updating.

Read more

How to ‘nudge’ your customers into doing the right thing

Have you got Covid fatigue?

Unfortunately  many people seem to be suffering from this new condition as we pass the 6 month milestone of the Coronavirus epidemic. In response to this ‘nudging’ is being considered as a possible solution to the problem. Hopefully to help change public health behaviours and to get everyone ‘doing the right thing’.

Read more

How keeping your records up to date can help keep customers safe

‘It is better to be safe than sorry’ (American Proverb)

One of the food safety tools that will help keep your customers safe is your food safety management system. It is the back bone of food safety in your business and if you don’t have one you could have legal action taken against you.

It is your personal business manual which documents how, when, where and why you do things. This is particularly important when things go wrong so you can make them right and make sure that every customer has safe food and you never have to be sorry.

Read more

Do you need some extra support in your food business?

‘Bringing great people onto your team is about demonstrating that size really doesn’t matter – people do’

(Jess Campbell)

Why keeping legal and up to date is important?

As a food business owner you are passionate about food and customer service and creating amazing food. But you may not always have the time or expertise to keep on top of the legal stuff affecting your business.

This is particularly true at the moment with the continually changing world we live in due to the Covid 19 epidemic.

Read more

Top tips on setting up a new catering business in Covid 19

How Covid 19 has affected the hospitality industry

Many food businesses have been brought to their knees during the Covid 19 epidemic.

According to Kate Nicholls, CEO of UK Hospitality:

“Ours was the first to take a hit, took the hardest hit, and will take longer than most to recover”.

However some businesses have diversified and became takeaways or community kitchens whilst others have stayed as sit down restaurants.  They have had to limit their customer capacity and changed where customers sit to keep everyone safe.

Read more

Have you reviewed your Food Safety Management System recently?

What is a Food Safety Management System (FSMS)?

A FSMS  is a written record that shows what you actually do in your food business, it is sometimes referred to as HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points). It should include what can go wrong, what you can do about it, the standard you must achieve, what you should check and write down and what you need to do if it isn’t right.

Read more