Tag: Food

Reopening of Food Businesses

Reopening of Food Businesses

As we approach the 5th of May, many food business operators are preparing contingency plans regarding how they can begin reopening- even if only partially; once restrictions allow them to do so. In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, there has been an abundance of guidance issued to food businesses regarding how to ensure the safety […]

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Advice for food business operators – COVID-19

Advice for food business operators – COVID-19

Advice for Food Business Operators Today we find ourselves in an unprecedented situation, one which most of us had no contingency plans to cover. We try to prepare for every possibility, every unexpected event or adverse weather condition, however, no one could have prepared us for this. Maybe it is our own fault, for reacting […]

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Healthy food options – Is you business prepared?

Healthy food options – Is you business prepared?

Health and well being is a huge trend within the food industry. With so many Irish people embracing a healthier, more active lifestyle, interest in and demand for healthier foods has peaked and it’s growth is likely to continue. Many food buinesses are responding to consumer demand for healthier food choices, by examining food trends, […]

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Food Trends for 2016

Food Trends for 2016

Nutrition, Labelling, Calorie Posting and the “Free From Diet”. In 2016 it will be a legal requirement to put Nutritional information on all food labels. We at The Food Safety Company are offering a label review in a smart and cost effective way to enable you to have simple and compliant labels! Calorie Posting is […]

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Food Allergies- Is your business prepared?

Food Allergies- Is your business prepared?

A Food allergy is an abnormal immune response to a certain type or types of food. This is a response to a food type which would not occur in the majority of people. The top 14 allergies include: Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Eggs, Sesame, Milk, Fish, Crustaceans, Soya, Gluten, Mustard, Celery, Sulphites, Lupin and finally Molluscs. Rough […]

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The Asian Market! What Ireland has to Offer

The Asian Market! What Ireland has to Offer

The Asian Market – What Ireland has to offer The Asian Market is the single largest economic driver in the world, having the fastest growing population worldwide serving home to 6/10 people in the world. This rapid expansion in population of 44 million people per year over the past 10 years has resulted in more […]

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Certified Online Training designed to the FSAI (Food Safety Authority of Irelands)

Certified Online Training designed to the FSAI (Food Safety Authority of Irelands)

Certified Online Training designed to the FSAI (Food Safety Authority of Irelands) training framework The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) state that it is a legal requirement that all staff involved in a food environment are trained and the responsibility for training of staff lies with the proprietor of the food business.  Training certificates […]

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Food Safety is Imperative! – Guest Blog by The Montenotte Hotel

Food Safety is Imperative! – Guest Blog by The Montenotte Hotel

The Montenotte Hotel is perched high above the city offering visitors a great place to relax and unwind while enjoying the spectacular city views of Cork. With such picturesque views in such a central location it is no surprise that The Montenotte Hotel is kept busy with weddings, events, conferences, parties and banquets, as well […]

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Allergen Labelling – It’s the Law!

Allergen Labelling – It’s the Law!

As of the 13th December, 2014, all food businesses must have written information (allergen labelling) available on the presence of the 14 key allergens. Legally, this information must be provided regardless of whether food is sold pre-packed or sold loose. The EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation will affect all food businesses including crèches, charitable organisations, […]

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Bar and Restaurant Skills Training

Bar and Restaurant Skills Training

The tourism season is in full swing and as we all know this is the busiest time of the year for the hospitality industry.  I am delighted to announce that we recently completed a fantastic bar and restaurant skills training course in Kerry.  This course was specific for job seekers looking for a career in […]

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Some more info on our Food and Nutrition in a Care Home Course

Some more info on our Food and Nutrition in a Care Home Course

As interest and demand for our Food and Nutrition in the Care Home course is growing I decided I would give a bit more background to the course and how and why we developed it. HIQA selected, last Autumn, one of our major clients to conduct a themed Food and Nutrition audit. HIQA forwarded a […]

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