Blog

Every member of the Shieldyourself team is an expert in what they do, from knowing regulations inside out to legal support to solving IT problems. Through our blog we will keep you updated with not only what’s going on within Shieldyourself, but also relevant news and topics in the hospitality industry.

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February 20, 2015

Nuts-For-Spices Crisis

It has recently come to light that spices such as paprika and cumin contain nuts and nut shells as a substitute for the spice, which could potentially be life threatening to allergy sufferers. The situation has yet to be fully understood, with authorities still investigating whether this substitution was accidental or fraudulent. After a period […]

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February 3, 2015

February Blog Offer

After the new allergen legislation came into force across Europe in December, there’s never been a better time to assess if your business is complying or putting your customers at risk. By law, there are now 14 allergens that a business must be able to provide information on to their customers. A Shieldyourself Allergen Audit […]

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February 3, 2015

£1.5m Fine and Two Jailed in Food Poisoning Death Case

On Christmas Day 2012, 24 diners were left ill with food poisoning after being fed incorrectly cooked food. One of those diners, a 46-year-old mother, sadly passed away two days later. Following the death, the chef and the manger of the establishment (a well known pub chain) attempted to falsify due diligence logs, relating to […]

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February 3, 2015

Can you safely make it up the stairs?

Health and Safety rules can admittedly, sometimes, be a bit ridiculous these days. From poppies no longer coming with pins so we don’t prick ourselves to work places displaying written guidelines on how to safely make it up the stairs… Yes, really. Obviously some rules aren’t really necessary and that’s where good Risk Assessments comes […]

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February 3, 2015

Food Safety and the Importance of Reputation

I don’t know about you, but I don’t personally know anyone who doesn’t give a restaurant a quick Google before they eat out these days. Sites such as Trip Advisor and the Food Standards Agency give potential customers information, reviews and Food Hygiene Rating about restaurants before they even consider making a visit. A restaurant’s […]

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