In restaurants, takeaways and other catering environments, good food storage is critical for holding onto your hot food licence. But failing to comply with the regulations could also result in customers becoming ill or, in extreme cases, death.
To make life a bit easier in busy kitchens, many caterers like to prepare meals or ingredients ahead of time and store them until they are ready to use.
Plastic food containers are perfect for this kind of food storage, but it’s important you use them safely.
Here are some fast and easy tips for effective food storage with plastic containers:
The Spring bank holiday is almost upon us and what better way to spend it that getting back to nature with the ones you love.
The end of May is a fantastic time for a staycation camping holiday. Early forecasts suggest the weekend weather will be good across large parts of the country and, perhaps most mercifully, May is usually early enough to avoid the worst of the midge population – which can be a blight to campers in the early morning and evening.
Camping can be as glamorous or as pared back as you want it to be. Recent demand for more luxury camping has driven improvements to camping equipment and campsites but some people still prefer to get out with just the essentials and experience the great outdoors in a similar way to our earliest forbearers.
Whatever your preference, we have created a little checklist to make sure you do it in the best way possible.
Sleeping mat or camp bed
Stove with fuel and something to light it with
Pots, pans or a mess tin
Knives and forks
Shower gel and shampoo
Toothbrush and toothpaste
First aid kit
Sun cream (hopefully)
Flip flops (trust us)
Washing up bowl
Razor and shaving gel
Underwear and socks
Spare underwear and socks
Your choice of hat