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December 20, 2018

Dark kitchens: Takeaway delivery’s secret world

It’s the end of a long week. You log onto your takeaway app and place your order, looking forward to your favourite meal arriving. When it does, it’s hot and smells delicious. All signs point towards a good experience. But do you know for certain where that food was cooked? Dark kitchen deliveries This is […]

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November 12, 2018

Food safety culture: Driving change in hospitality

We hear from Sterling Crew, FIFST, FCIEH, FRSPH, former vice-chair of the Institute of Food Science and Technology, about the importance of food safety culture. Culture is increasingly cited in reports relating to food safety incidents and has been identified as a significant emerging risk factor in food fraud. The challenge for food businesses is […]

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The cost of getting allergen management wrong

November 5, 2018

The cost of getting allergen management wrong

Recent news has been full of reports of the tragic death of teenager Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who, despite her father administering two EpiPen injections, died from anaphylaxis. Natasha had a severe allergic reaction to sesame seeds, which had been baked into a baguette that was bought at a Pret a Manger airport outlet. The ingredients were […]

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June 14, 2018

Putting the cart before the horse?

An initial view of the Hackitt Review of Building Regulations Thursday 17 May was the day of publication of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Report “Building a Safer Future” commissioned in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. One might have expected that it would have got a smooth ride both in Parliament and in the media […]

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client workshop

May 11, 2018

Our 1st Shield Safety Client Workshop

Thursday 26th April 2018 marked the inaugural client workshop, where we welcomed some of our hospitality clients to join us for the day at Shield Safety HQ. Some of our guests included Wright Brothers, Empire Cinemas, Star Pubs and Bars and our longest standing client Living Ventures to name a few. The workshop was hosted […]

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