On Tuesday 29 November the Association of Indoor Play attended the briefing event for the launch of UK Hospitality's updated Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice.
On our behalf, AIP Trade Partner Regency Purchasing Group’s Sian Collins attended the event and heard from the panel of industry experts including Katie Pettifer - Food Standards Agency, Darryl Thomson - UK Hospitality, Richard Short - Accor Hotels Northern Europe, Sterling Crew - Food Authenticity Network and David Bashford - Food Alert Ltd as they discussed the future of food safety.
The Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice will be an asset to AIP Members and provides information on legal obligations for caterers and the practical requirements to comply with food hygiene law. The guide also offers advice to operators on good practice, which although is not a legal requirement, is likely to contribute to the overall achievement of food safety and customer satisfaction.
The guide offers an excellent framework and a practical way to help operators meet their legal obligations. Local Authority enforcement officers may also take account of its contents when carrying out an inspection of food business’s.
This document is the only one written and published for the catering business and is a one-stop document detailing standards, compliance and best practice for all catering businesses. It is an officially recognised guide by the Food standard agency (FSA) who have a responsibility for the food safely in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Food standards in Scotland (FFS).
By following the ‘How to comply with the law’ quoted in the guide, these should be sufficient to satisfy the conditions for a business to achieve the top rating with respect to the national food Hygiene rating.
To request a FREE copy of the guide email us at: email@example.com
The Association of Indoor Play are proud Members of UK Hospitality and via our work with them are able to offer their Association Members up to the minute guidance and also participate in effecting positive change for the leisure and hospitality industry. The Association chairs the Leisure Group within UK Hospitality.
Darryl Thomson of UK Hospitality said...
Allergen control must be part of your HACCP and businesses should ensure that clear signs and guides regarding allergen awareness for dining customers are visible and available.
Staff training should include encouragement when engaging with customers to have the opportunity to make an allergy request. The use of ‘May’ contain should be used correctly and consideration to updating ingredient information when a substitute product has been delivered as a replacement to an ordered good. With volatility of the supply chain caution needs to be applied so menus are updated with the replacement product.
Katie Pettifer – Director of Strategy, Legal, Communications & Governance Foods Standards Agency said....
The FSA continue to review laws in line with the EU standards to protect public health and continue to look for opportunities to improve and to have consistency across the UK. Food regulations are evolving, so we need to ensure that we are supporting with clear information and advice.
Looking to change the way compliance is measure and not changing the rules.
The Industry guide is now digital so as changes are made, the guide can be kept up to date.
About AIP trade partner - Regency Purchasing Group
For over 20 years, Regency Purchasing Group has been helping businesses reduce costs by leveraging the value of their collective spend.
Working with over 130 trusted suppliers and brand owners across, Regency supports more than 3,800 businesses – including countless leisure and hospitality businesses, visitor attractions and of course, AIP members - delivering cost savings of between 8-14% across all buying categories.
By combining their operational experience, knowledge and market insights with market-leading technology and systems, including MenuIQ advanced menu management solution, Regency Purchasing Group is on a mission to unite, empower and support businesses of all sizes enabling them to buy and operate to their full potential.