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It’s National Picnic Week (16-25 June 2017) and many of us will be heading outdoors to dine al fresco. But, before you go packing a bag full of food to feed your family and friends, consider the hazards of storing and transporting perishable food products over an extended period of time!


There’s no better way to enjoy the summer sun than eating outdoors. Dining in the garden is a favourite pastime during the warmer months, but we must remember to store and handle food safely to prevent unwanted ill health.

The Great British summer is finally upon us and the warm weather is the ideal excuse for a barbecue! Dining al fresco with family and friends is the perfect way to unwind and enjoy delicious food and great company in the sunshine.

Following a fatality where a woman was scalded to death in 2012 at a hotel in Edinburgh, it has become essential to remind hotels and other establishments of the health & safety precautions that must be put in place regarding water temperatures. 

best practices to avoid campylobacter, food safety, FSA, kitchen hygiene

Campylobacter has been responsible for around 280,000 cases of food poisoning each year, negatively impacting public health, whilst also adversely affecting brand reputation and product integrity. New figures from March 2017 reveal decline in cases.

food on social media

Social media is dominating our society. Almost all of us have smartphones and we constantly shout about our daily lives through tweets, Instagram posts or Facebook updates.

food hygiene rating scheme

The hygiene rating scheme and cleanliness of an establishment play a major role in consumers decisions on where to eat out. We gathered interesting numbers from the last Food and You Survey conducted by the FSA.

Menu Trends

What’s hot in the culinary world right now? We take a look at the principal food trends of the moment…

On Tuesday the winners of the GQ Food and Drink Awards 2017, presented by Veuve Cliquot, were announced during a ceremony held at a brand new Shoreditch venue, and Food Alert partner, The Curtain. We would like to give a shout out to all our partners who won or were shortlisted in the categories.

London Food Festival

A unique and exciting food festival is taking place in the capital this summer, as the Evening Standard launches London Food Month in June. This gastronomic, gourmet event will showcase the many culinary delights which London has to offer, highlighting leading restaurants and promoting the city’s top chefs.


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