UK Hospitality has published a Catering Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice that mentions food fraud and food crime for the first time.

The industry guide to good hygiene practice 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 has been developed by the food industry and is recognised by the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland, in accordance with Article 8 of Retained Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004.

What changes have been made to the guide?

The updated version of the guide includes four new sections:

  1. Food crime
  2. Surplus food donating leftover food to charity
  3. Freezing and defrosting of food
  4. Chilled vacuum-packed meats – shelf life

Cost and format

An E-copy is free to download, you can access it here

A printed copy is available at a cost of £25 + postage for UKH members, and £35 + postage for non-members. To order your printed copy, please complete your details here

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