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Learning and development sits at the very core of what we do - and this is where we share our knowledge and experience for the benefit of everyone. 

Back to business - food businesses after lockdown

Covid-19 isn’t going anywhere just yet and will be lingering on the periphery for a long time to come. In such a climate, employers and employees need to be incredibly vigilant, particularly if they work with food.

Why food handlers need Level 2 food safety right now

As we emerge from Covid-19 it’s never been more vital for those working within the hospitality sector to ensure they are following best practice food safety and are 100% prepared and qualified to handle food safely and keep customers safe.

Fizz Training Academy - online versus classroom training

Online training might not provide the immediacy and hands-on feedback of classroom training, but the benefits include a training experience that is more cost-effective, more convenient and gives employees more flexibility.

Understanding food safety and allergens

In September 2019, the government announced a new law to tighten food safety, including labelling requirements. “Natasha’s Law” will come into effect on 1 October 2021.

The 4 less-understood allergens

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 importance of staff training

Food safety compliance is vital for those working with food in any capacity. If food-handling staff are not properly trained, oversights can be made that might have severe consequences.

Who is responsible for food safety?

The Food Standards Agency 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 standards.

Natasha’s Law & Food Labelling Requirements

When Natasha’s Law comes into effect on 1 October 2021, businesses that sell foods or drinks pre-packed for direct sale (PPDS) will need to change the way they label and communicate ingredients and allergens.

Can Coronavirus spread through food?

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.

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