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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.

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 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.


Everyone can remember when horse meat found itself on menus back in 2013, but what about the more recent 250,000 servings of beef lasagne containing pork?

An inspection by an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) should provide an opportunity to showcase the high standards to which you operate. This is your chance to achieve or retain that coveted 5 Food Hygiene Rating.

It has been more than two years since the law on how allergen information must be provided by food businesses was changed. Despite this, a recent survey by the FSA and Allergy UK found one in four had suffered a reaction while eating out since the new legislation came into force.

Go For Gold


The results of the FSA's Total Diet Study which was published today, confirm that people in the UK currently consume higher levels of acrylamide than is desirable. This campaign is part of the FSA's wider work to reduce the level of the chemical that people consume through raising awareness of how it is produced.


Downing Street has welcomed talk of a quick deal with Donald Trump’s new administration but Theresa May has been warned by campaigners and politicians that a rushed trade deal with Donald Trump's US administration could put the NHS, the environment and food safety at risk.