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Cold Stress at Work: Causes, Signs & Prevention

Whether you work in a chiller unit or in construction, you must familiarise yourself with the concept of cold stress, its symptoms, and how to effectively prevent it.  We’ve put together this comprehensive guide with practical tips, information on legal requirements from the HSE, and more, to help you navigate the risks of working in low-temperature conditions.  What is Cold Stress? “Stress” can be defined as the pressure or strain which results from facing demanding or adverse circumstances. Cold stress, in particular, occurs when the skin’s temperature – and eventually... Read More

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Waste Disposal: Food Safety Guide

Whether you run a coffee shop, restaurant or pub, you have a responsibility to control any potential food hygiene hazards that could cause people harm or illness. As such, you’ll need to have sound waste disposal and storage practices and systems in place to ensure food safety.  Why is this so important? Waste bins harbour many contaminants which can lead to cross-contamination or pest issues if not properly managed. Guidance on Waste Disposal, Storage & Management As a food business operator, you are responsible for doing everything you can to... Read More

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Colour-Coded Chopping Boards: Food Safety Guide

Wondering what colour you should pick for a chopping board for chicken? And what about vegetables? Unsure what yellow cutting boards are used for? And why do you need to use them in your commercial kitchen? Then keep on reading. We’ve put together a complete food safety guide on colour-coded chopping boards to answer all your questions, covering everything from universal colour codes to your HACCP documentation. Preventing Cross-Contamination: Why Do You Need Colour-Coded Chopping Boards?  Avoiding cross-contamination is a key aspect of preventing foodborne illnesses.  Cross-contamination is defined by... Read More

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Restaurant First Aid: What You Need to Know

In the event of an injury or illness in your restaurant, failure to provide sufficient and immediate first aid can result in serious consequences. That’s why being prepared is key.  We’ve put together a quick guide to help you navigate the process of making first-aid arrangements and getting all the necessary supplies for your business. What is First Aid? First aid refers to the immediate assistance that is provided to someone who is suffering from an illness or injury, be it minor or serious.  First aid is given with the... Read More

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Disposable PPE: Practical Buying Guide

If you’re an employer, you have legal duties concerning both the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) where there is a health & safety risk which can’t be adequately controlled by other means. In some cases, PPE should be of durable quality to ensure it offers long-lasting protection. In other situations, however, you should opt for using disposable workwear. Disposable protective clothing (such as disposable coveralls or gloves) is designed to be worn only once. This type of garment can be very useful when: You want to prevent... Read More

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Best Lab Coats: Practical Buying Guide

Different fabrics. Different closures. Different cuffs. With so many options to choose from, selecting the best lab coat can be tricky. That’s why we’ve put together this practical buying guide – featuring everything you need to know about purchasing an excellent, cost-effective lab coat that suits your needs. Purpose & Benefits of Laboratory Coats Just like gloves or safety glasses, lab coats act as protective barriers against substances you work with, like hazardous chemicals or biological agents. Laboratory coats shield your skin and clothing from incidental spills, as well as... Read More

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The Benefits of ATP Monitoring Systems for the Brewery Industry

A major challenge for brewers is to make safe, quality beer that maintains consumer confidence, meets expectations and keeps costs and wastage to a minimum. Quality assurance for any business owner is majorly important, particularly in the food and drink industry. Fortunately, there is a solution that is helping the brewery industry in the simple form of a rapid ATP Hygiene Monitoring test. The ATP monitoring systems are easy to use, extremely sensitive and affordable. The EnSURE Touch is the most recent development of monitoring systems, a more advanced version... Read More

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Gluten Test Kits: What You Need to Know

In honour of Coeliac awareness week, we wanted to share some information about the disease and how food businesses can take action to assist those with Coeliac disease. What is Coeliac Disease? Coeliac disease is a serious illness that causes the body’s immune system to attack its own tissues when gluten is consumed. This can damage the lining of the gut and remove the body’s ability able to absorb nutrients from food properly. What is Gluten? Gluten is a protein that can be found in wheat, barley and rye. As the... Read More

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New Products: FlexiTog Thermal Workwear

The FlexiTog workwear has always been one of our most popular ranges, offering warmth, breathability and durability for those working in chilled or freezing environments. FlexiTog have recently introduced a number of upgrades to their classic collection range as well as introducing the new Endurance Drive range, ideal for forklift drivers. Endurance Drive The Endurance drive collection uses new technology for maximum warmth and comfort – perfect for forklift drivers. As the activity rate is low when sitting for long periods, the thermal and breathability properties of the products within this range have been... Read More

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Chilling Down Hot Food Safely: A Quick Guide

It is extremely important that businesses in the food industry take extra care to monitor the cooling of hot foods in order to prevent the risk of bacteria growth. Once an item of food has dropped below 63ºC and remains above 5ºC, bacteria can be produced exponentially. The growth of bacteria can cause food spoilage and food poisoning, so it is essential that food should remain within the danger zone for as short a time as possible.  Working kitchens are naturally warm places and temperatures remain well within the danger... Read More