New local restrictions

New local restrictions are being introduced in northeast England – including a 10pm curfew for bars and pubs and a ban on people mixing with others outside their household. Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the measures in a statement to the House of Commons on Thursday following government talks with North East councils and local […]

Food registration

Who needs to register food businesses? Registration will apply to all types of food businesses that serve customers directly, including: restaurants, cafes and takeaways catering businesses run from home, B&Bs, mobile catering and temporary businesses marquees, food stalls, food pop ups and food vans nurseries, schools and care homes distance selling, mail order and food […]

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme?

Here at the National Takeaway Association our aim is to provide power and knowledge to our members, which includes advice on food hygiene schemes, so today we are going to look at the Food Hygiene Rating Schemes across the UK. What is the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme? The scheme is all about giving you clear […]

Environmental Health officer

Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) are responsible for inspecting food businesses to ensure that they are complying with food safety law. If you own a food business (or work for one as a manager, supervisor, full-time or part-time employee), then you should expect an EHO visit at some point and have a clear understanding of exactly […]