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Every member of the Food Alert team is an expert in what they do, from knowing regulations inside out to legal support to solving IT problems.

Through our Newsroom we will keep you updated with not only what’s going on within Food Alert, but also relevant news and topics in the hospitality industry.


Fire safety is at the forefront of all of our minds at the moment, particularly following the horrific Grenfell Tower tragedy.  

Summer has now officially commenced and our series of safety features continues with an insight into fire safety when barbecuing.

31 of Food Alert’s Proud Partners makes it into The Estrekka Damm National Restaurant Awards of the ‘Top 100 Restaurants’!!

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.