Welcome to the blog and website from Alimenti Food Sciences. I hope that you enjoy reading our updates. There will also be a series of articles in the website which I will be reviewing regularly.
With the recent announcement of a review of meat cutting plants by the FSA, I wrote about the importance of visiting suppliers last year in a LinkedIn article. This was called “When did you last visit your food suppliers?”
I have updated the HACCP -Chemical hazards page.
January has seen the launch of a checklist for start up food and drink businesses. Sign up here to receive it and regular food safety tips.
I have written a blog about a recent recall for incorrect and missing allergen information. Advice Apprentice, Allergens can be found by clicking through the link.
I have also written about when should you throw food away.
Following the reports of Russell Hume recalling products after an unannounced inspection by the Food Standards Agency, I have written a blog about the importance of precise paperwork.
I have also published the awards and articles that I have appeared in the press on a separate page.
I won a business award in the category for Best Use of Social Media by a New Business in the #WorcestershireHour Social Media Awards. This means such a lot to me. Thank you to everyone who voted for @Alimenti_fs.
I will be publishing video content in the New Year. If you sign up for the newsletter, I will let you know more about it.
The Twitter account for Alimenti (alimenti_fs) was nominated for a social media award in Worcestershire Social Media Awards. I am nominated for the Best Use of Social Media by a New Business Award. Alimenti is also sponsoring Best Use of #WorcestershireHour by a Public Body. Please vote for us.
There was an article in Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce publication about the launch of #UKFoodHour which is a Twitter virtual networking hour set up to celebrate the Great food that is produced in the UK.
I will also be going to Food Matters Live in ExCel London at the end of the month, and attending Your Year in PR 2017 with Janet Murray from Soulful PR.
I have written a blog on the 2 Sisters poultry site investigation by The Guardian and ITV News here
During September, we also exhibited at Worcester Festival of Business. It was great to meet new people and catch up with the business people of Worcester. We also launched a Twitter networking hour- UK Food Hour.
In June, there is a new page about the new regulations for rare or undercooked beef products, here.
I have also written about developing an environmental sampling plan for microbiology here.
EU Food Safety Almanac
The latest edition of the EU Food Safety Almanac is available here
This month, we have taken a look at how a restaurant, gym or hotel can check cleaning practices in an effective way that makes it measurable and manageable. The article is here.
There is also an article about Allergens for caterers here.
Food allergens are becoming an increasingly reported issue with a recent report from FSA highlighting that the most common foods that people reported having an adverse reaction to. These were cows’ milk and cows’ milk products (22%), cereals containing gluten (13%) and molluscs e.g. mussels, oysters (11%).
A prosecution brought in 2016 against Mohammed Zaman, the owner of several restaurants resulted in a sentence of 6 years after a man died from anaphylactic shock. The consumer had a nut allergy and had purchased a nut free curry. The owner had substituted an almond powder for a cheaper substitute.
Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers brings together rules on general food labelling and nutrition labelling into one piece of legislation.
We have added a new page taking a brief look at food fraud through the ages. It is here.
This month, there have been reports of fraud in the Brazilian beef industry, with allegations of bribery at 4 meat packing plants.