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Many hospitality professionals are reviewing their workplace culture with a view to improving it.


Training Services at Food Alert is pleased to offer a new range of ‘How to …’ courses, which not only enhance knowledge of compliance for those at management and supervisory level, but also compliments use of the Food Safety and Health & Safety manuals used by 360 clients.

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As the top CIEH Premium Centre, Food Alert is proud to announce that, in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, we are launching a modern paperless solution to multiple-choice question examinations.


This innovative approach to taking your CIEH course exam brings you great benefits:

Recovering after a flood


In December 2015, North West England and Wales experienced torrential rain and flooding, causing devastating damage to homes and businesses. The disaster weather is still having dramatic effects on its victims today. York hotels alone have reported a £1.3 million slump in revenue, 


On 5th November, England introduced the 5p tax on plastic carrier bags for large retailers, bringing England’s bag policy in line with Wales, which first introduced its bag charge in October 2011. The law now requires that all large shops across the country charge 5p for all single-use plastic carrier bags.

Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act. Coming into effect in 1974, the act revolutionised the way Britain treats health and safety, by providing a legal framework to promote, stimulate and encourage high standards of health and safety in places of work.
The Sentencing Council has released new sentencing laws for Health and Safety offences. The new guidelines, which were published this month, are set to be implemented from 1st February 2016. They aim to improve consistency in sentencing across England and Wales and are proportionate to the seriousness of the offence and the means of offenders.


Fires within commercial kitchens can have devastating effects on your business and public safety. Most fires can be prevented with effective fire safety precautions.


UK workplace regulations state that workplace areas must maintain reasonable temperatures, in regards to the job being undertaken. When working in a kitchen, however, what is considered a legal temperature is likely to exceed a comfortable one. So, it is important for employers and employees to recognise when they are at risk of being too hot, and what measures can be taken to reduce the risk.


Are you opening a new restaurant? An important step in planning the interior of your premises is to carefully consider areas where pest infestation can occur. Here are some pest control general guidelines to help you get ready for your opening day.