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 Welcome to the blog and  updates from Louise . I hope that you enjoy reading it.

There will also be a series of articles and posts on the website which I will be reviewing regularly. The blog archive is here.  If you would like to connect with me on LinkedIn, my profile is here. Let’s start a conversation.  

 

  March 2020

 

  March is indeed marching forward. I am writing this as the UK Government has told the country to stay at home unless you are travelling for one of 4 reasons. Work which you cannot do at home, essential shopping such as food and medicines,  to exercise once per day or to attend to medical needs or as a carer. I have written a blog about how long the virus stays active in the environment, here.  

 

 January 2020

We have a new Government in the UK and Brexit is due at the end of the month. We are awaiting the technical guidance on th Pre Packed Food for Direct Sale definition from UK Food Standards Agency, at the time of writing this blog. The UK legislation will come into force in October 2021, so watch this space for more information.

 

 

 

Top 5 food safety questions to ask your food and drink suppliers.

Top 5 food safety questions to ask your food and drink suppliers.

  Do you have any food or drink suppliers? Did you pre qualify your food and drink suppliers before you placed your first order? If so, was your due diligence only about finance or did you find out about their food safety too? Here are the top 5 food safety...

Top 8 foods that I avoid

Top 8 foods that I avoid

What foods do I avoid and why? I am asked frequently whether I eat out and what foods do I avoid. The question usually arises when I am introduced to new people and the subject of my profession is raised. The usual  answer that I give is Yes, I do eat out and that I...

Review of 2018

Review of 2018

Review of 2018 2018 was a busy year in Alimenti Food Sciences. This review of 2018 highlights some of the activities that I am most proud of. It has not all been roses, but the support of friends and other business owners has helped me to  look forward to 2019 with...

BCP

Business Continuity Plans (BCP) This blog is a little different, I have taken an article about business continuity plans (BCP)  and added it into my blog. If you want to see more videos, please subscribe to my YouTube channel. BCPs are critical to succeeding any...

Salmonella Source is Sheep

Salmonella Source is Sheep

Salmonella has been found to be the source of a number of food poisoning cases over the last year. More recently since June 2018, 165 cases have been reported. Colin Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer at the Food Standards Agency said: 'We are advising care when...

Food Safety Consultants and Conferences

Food Safety Consultants and Conferences When do you find time to keep your skills and knowledge up to date? I believe that you are always learning. As food safety consultants, it is important to invest the time and energy to update our knowledge and skills. With this...

Supplier approval for retail – top tips

Supplier approval for retail – top tips

Supplier Approval Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes Supplier approval for blue chip companies can be daunting for any food and drink business. Here are some tips to help you avoid the most common mistakes. These are taken from a presentation that I gave at The Food...

September Speaking Spots

How confident are you if asked to speak to groups of people?

I used to cringe when I was asked to speak to groups of people.  Now, I have delivered countless webinars, talks and training and I am comfortable in front of people.

Travelling abroad? Read these food safety tips

Travelling abroad? Read these food safety tips

Travelling abroad is a great way to relax and to explore new places whilst guaranteeing good weather. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, here are some tips to help you enjoy the experience. Personally I love travelling and experiencing new cultures and food....

What would you do with a good night’s sleep?

What would you do with a good night’s sleep?

I received a massive compliment recently when I finished a meeting with a new client. The business owner had been struggling with the food safety paperwork for the business. They wanted to grow the business, but the requirements for  accreditation were proving too...

food safety management

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