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mrsnesbitt



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 04 7:07 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

There is a basic food hygiene course which will earn you brownie points....farmer's markets are grnerally full due to their popularity this is why I posted last week on farmer's Markets. they only have 1 preserve stall up here.....my local butcher is going to stock my stuff and a local organic farmer is going to do the same. Love my chutney club, keeps me in touch with my customers!

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 04 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well done MrsN, hope you sell loads

mrsnesbitt



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 04 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Tahir, my Christmas stuff has been going really well, especialy the savoury cranberry preserve.pickled onions & picalilli too. 3 pink pickle.onion, beetroot & cabbage really popular. Sadly sent some and it was smashed.............................! Dx

scarecrow



Joined: 15 Dec 2004
Posts: 115
Location: Manchester, Up North
PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mrsnesbitt wrote:
There is a basic food hygiene course which will earn you brownie points...


Yes, and I see they only cost about 30.

jema
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mrsnesbitt wrote:
There is a basic food hygiene course which will earn you brownie points....farmer's markets are grnerally full due to their popularity this is why I posted last week on farmer's Markets. they only have 1 preserve stall up here.....my local butcher is going to stock my stuff and a local organic farmer is going to do the same. Love my chutney club, keeps me in touch with my customers!


A little annoying these courses I imagine. What great new information did they tell you about hygene that you did not know already?

jema

alison
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 04 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nothing, but you get the all important certificate!!

Pilsbury



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 05 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The basic food hygine courses are simple and should only take about 6 hours of training followed by a short test but it is sometimes suprising what people dont know. If you are serious about learning more on the subject and some of the laws and procedures you can always do a level two course (appaox 3 days or the advanced ( approx 7 days) personally i would say if you want a good understanding of professinal kitchen hygine ie for your own small business then level 2 is the best one to try and go for, and dont forget regular refresher courses

Pilsbury



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 05 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sorry to post twice in a row but wanted to answer Tahir, High risk foods are any food that is able to be consumed with no furter preperation that might reduce the pathogen load (the number of bad bacteria and toxins) and is sutable for the survival and multiplication of harmful pathogens. put simple it is stuff like cooked meats,dariy produce and filled sandwiches. Raw meat and poultry suprisingly is NOT considered a high risk food because it will be cooked before it is eaten and the cooking will reduce the number of food poisoning bacteria.
Although there are exceptions as a general rule pathogens ( bacteris harmful to humans) dont survive well in anything to sweet, salty or acidic which is why salting, pickling and jam making are so useful for preserving.

mrsnesbitt



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 05 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.wireuk.org

Chexk this out scarecrow, and indeed any other sisters out there doing it for themselves!

A good resource, support etc.

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 05 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good link, I'll add that to the directory

mrsnesbitt



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 05 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can rely on me Tahir!!!!
I can sniff out a good site.why do you think I am here?

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 05 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've added it, let me know (or add them yourself) if you think of any others.

scarecrow



Joined: 15 Dec 2004
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Location: Manchester, Up North
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 05 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mrsnesbitt wrote:
http://www.wireuk.org

Chexk this out scarecrow, and indeed any other sisters out there doing it for themselves!

A good resource, support etc.


I'm not a sister!!!

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 05 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Makes a change from people thinking jema is.

mrsnesbitt



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 05 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fine scarecrow........... just trying to help!

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