Fake or illegally produced alcohol is alcohol that is made in unlicensed distilleries or people's homes to be sold. Fake alcohol may be packaged to look like well-known, legally produced brands. This is known as counterfeiting. Properly produced and certified alcoholic drinks are made with ethanol which is a type of alcohol that’s approved for [...]
What is Food Allergy? Food allergy is caused when the body mistakenly makes an antibody to 'fight off' a specific food. When the food is next eaten (or sometimes is just in contact with the skin)! It triggers an immune system response, which results in the release of histamine and other substances in the body. [...]
If you are located in Northern Ireland, beware as a batch of Toblerones have been dispatched which contain egg white. The company omitted on the label that eggs were part of the ingredients.
As I was auditing a restaurant last week that carry out a lot of raw meat preparation. I stopped at the traditional style butchers block and had a chat with the chef (who was in the process of prepping some meat) about the block, how it’s cleaned etc. His eyes were desperately glaring in to [...]
GRF Associates are delighted to be sending out 30+ certificates today issued to people who have attended one of our courses. Well done to all those who have passed, Level 2 and Level 3 ofqual regulated courses. It's a huge achievement and we are absolutely delighted - Time to Celebrate - fancy doing the next [...]
The CIEH are making food safety qualifications more accessible to food handlers who's first language isn't English They have released the following exam paper options. If you are interested in attending a CIEH course run by GRF Associates, contact us today. The courses promise to be fun and interesting and can be tailored to suit [...]
Regular hand washing should be encouraged because hands are in contact with food, cloths, equipment and utensils and are therefore a significant vehicle of contamination. As hand washing is one of the most important steps in preventing the spread of food bourne illness, it is important to provide good hand washing facilities to encourage staff to wash their hands. [...]
Earlier this month saw a mum getting prosecuted for eating a banana whilst at the wheel of her car. In her words she was treated like a criminal. The Dorset policeman put her in the back of his car and told her in no-uncertain terms what a danger she was to other drivers Eating while driving is [...]
Worldwide restaurant search for people with food allergies / intolerances and special diets or use it as your every day restaurant finder. Based on your current location, this new app provides recommended restaurants with suitable menus to match your dietary needs.... And it's free!!!