Written by Stainless Cleans on Tuesday, 12 January 2016. Posted in Food Safety and Hygiene


Not all kitchens are the same.
Here are 5 common reasons for poor hygiene ratings.

No documented food safety management system in place.
Whilst your premises may not be dirty if there is no documentation demonstrating that food safety is being taken seriously then there’s no immediate proof.

Failure to manage an existing food safety system.
Documenting and monitoring records such as fridge/freezer temperatures etc must be logged in regular and timely manner.

Ensure ALL your staff are trained.
Many food service businesses employ additional seasonal staff but fail to provide them with adequate training. Some small business operators are often tempted to view training for casual or seasonal staff as a waste of time and money. This is not an area for compromise so make sure EVERYONE has a copy of your food safety policy.

Poor cleaning practices due to poor layout of the premises.
Food businesses are required to have adequate lighting, ventilation, drainage and a dependable supply of hot and potable cold water with separate sinks for hand washing and food preparation. Difficult to access areas, such as behind ovens and freezers, can result in a build-up of bacteria levels and an infestation of pests.

Business owners should NEVER view food safety as an ‘optional extra’.
You must keep up to date with the current food safety legislation that relate to you so your policies remain “fit for purpose”. When customer numbers are high there could be a temptation to serve food quickly rather than safely. Having a sound policy that is diligently managed will avoid this from happening.




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Stainless Cleans

Stainless Cleans

At Stainless Cleans, we all have one simple goal: To satisfy the cleaning and hygiene needs of our valued clients.

To achieve this, we have built a strong, reliable and dynamic team, one that doesn’t rest on its laurels but continually seeks to know more about our clients’ needs and how we can provide a more effective service.

We make clear promises to our customers and every member of the team works very hard to ensure we fulfil these. Our workforce is the most valuable asset we have, so we offer them ongoing development and make sure they are happy and motivated, which means they also do a good job for your business.

We value all our clients and provide direct access to company directors and senior management team members – we’re always there to help and advise if you need us.

We collaborate, build on our experiences and innovate in order to guarantee a service that delivers a hygienically clean and safe business environment. In short, Stainless Cleans provides the kind of 21st Century service that business need to stay ahead of their competitors.

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