The Morning Advertiser Podcast episode 71

Going down the pan!

By Ed Bedington

Top toilets are vital for any pub operation, but are we always getting it right. The Lock In team go beyond the u-bend to find out how you can up your loo offer!

Technology available: customers can scan in upon entry at JD Wetherspoon pubs

JDW sees 5.7m track and trace check ins

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pub behemoth JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has received 5,742,125 check ins of track and trace across its UK and Republic of Ireland estate in one month.

Hygiene help: following Julia Wilson’s advice will mean you are in the best possible position to restart your business


How to keep your pub hygienic during Covid-19 shutdown

By Julia Wilson

Julia Wilson, technical director of food hygiene consultant Food Alert, outlines key steps to keep your pub compliant with health and safety regulations during the ongoing pandemic.

Food hygiene: pubs have been slapped with fines for failings in their hygiene

Pub food hygiene troubles so far this year

By Nikkie Sutton

Food hygiene can cost pubs thousands if errors are made. The Morning Advertiser takes a look at issues operators have had with hygiene so far this year.

Hazard prevention: protocols are important in stopping untrained members of staff accessing products such as bleach

Tips for best practice in hygiene equipment storage

By Nikkie Sutton

Hygiene equipment management can impact a pub’s reputation and bottom line, but there are practices operators can put in place to keep it safe, according to compliance company Klipspringer.

Changes needed: the pub required improvement in its food safety (photo credit: Jaggery)

Greene King pub gets zero rating for food hygiene

By Nikkie Sutton

A Greene King pub has been awarded a zero food-hygiene rating and has been required to make major improvement in its food safety management and food handling methods, just days after a new manager took on the site.

Scores on the doors: five-star food hygiene ratings can be challenging

How to get a five star food hygiene rating

By Nikkie Sutton

Food safety issues can seriously damage a pub's reputation but, a five star food hygiene rating can improve it and The Morning Advertiser takes a look at how this can be achieved.

Food safety: inadequate hand washing is just one issue in commercial kitchens

Norovirus outbreaks caused by dirty chefs' hands

By Nikkie Sutton

Poor handwashing in kitchens and overlooking other hygiene practices are contributing to the spread of dangerous foodborne bugs such as Norovirus, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Clean break: beer hygiene is under the spotlight

7 day beer line cleaning rule ‘not strictly true’

By Nicholas Robinson

Cleaning beer lines every seven days is not necessarily the tell of good hygiene, on-trade cellar sanitisation firm Avani has claimed after a report outed the ‘dirtiest’ beer in Britain.

Enfield pub ordered to pay £7k for hygiene failings

Pub ordered to pay £7k for hygiene failings

By Nikkie Sutton

The Queen’s Head in Enfield, north London, has been ordered to pay £7,510 in fines and costs after being prosecuted for hygiene failings by Enfield Council.

Keeping it clean: Ye Golden Lion owner Seamus Leahy

In association with Booker

Keeping it clean and easy

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs are under ever-increasing scrutiny – whether it is how good at sourcing from the local area a venue is or how many stars it has been given by the Food Standards Agency’s Scores on the Doors scheme, it can be tough

Brexit: EU allergen rules 'not going anywhere'

Food safety

Brexit: EU allergen rules 'not going anywhere'

By Daniel Woolfson

Licensees should not expect allergen legislation handed down from Brussels to change in the near future, despite Britain’s impending exit from the European Union, a leading food-safety expert has stressed.