In this week’s news we mourn Her Majesty The Queen, take a big step forward with SureFoot Solutions, offer a warning on ready-to-eat smoked fish and give a nod to National Hospitality Day…


Pubs open for Queen’s funeral

As we collectively mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, our pubs have once again also shown their unique value as neighbourhood hubs.  Although Monday (19 September) will be a National Day of Mourning, many of the UK’s pubs will open to broadcast the funeral and offer a place for communities to share memories and reflect.



Food Alert acquires SureFoot Solutions

In case you missed it, we are delighted to have announced the acquisition of SureFoot Solutions, further strengthening our food hygiene and health & safety consultancy services.   Founded in 2006, SureFoot Solutions clients include The Real Greek, Creams, Everyman Cinemas, St. Austell, Honest Burgers and Franco Manca.  Food Alert’s managing director, David Bashford, says: “The SureFoot team is well respected within the sector, its client base says it all, and the team shares our commitment to delivering a customer-first service, so this feels like the perfect fit.”



Listeria warning over ready-to-eat smoked fish

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a warning that ready-to-eat smoked fish, such as smoked salmon, is too risky for over 65s and pregnant women to consume because of a rare chance of getting listeria food poisoning.  The warning comes as eight recorded listeriosis cases have been recorded so far this in an ongoing outbreak. At Food Alert we know that managing product recalls effectively is critical to business reputation and our software Assure65 is designed to provide real-time food information.



National Hospitality Day 2022 postponed

National Hospitality Day 2022 has been postponed until 30 September following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.  The event, designed as a celebration of the industry, was due to take place on 16 September but has been pushed back to the end of the month.  The first National Hospitality Day was held last year and encouraged people to visit their favourite hospitality venues, while operators were invited to put on activities and offers to celebrate the sector and its suppliers.  Not only that, charities such as Hospitality Action and Springboard also benefitted with over £50,000 raised.  We will certainly be visiting our ‘local’ to celebrate National Hospitality Day!