We’ve got the lowdown on how legislative changes can affect your catering business, and what you can do to stay ahead of the game on important laws like the Food Information Regulations and improving your allergy safety profile.

Can efficient kitchen management contribute to safer food? Whether it’s showing due diligence, improving staff training and miscommunication, or even planning special diets for hospital patients.

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Saffron Bedside “Can it”

A mini-guide to using our Bedside catering and hospitality software system to manage and improve catering operations in your hospital setting. Compliance Can Saffron Bedside help my hospital evidence Outcome 5? How? Yes, Saffron Bedside patient ordering software can help your trust to evidence that you meet standards for the CQC’s Outcome 5, by showing…

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What Are The Nutritional Problems Facing Caterers for Children in Cost-Sector Settings, and How can Software Help Overcome Them?

Schools, hospitals, council-run care homes for young people and even youth detention centres all have a duty of care to make sure the children and young people in their charge get the nutrition their growing bodies need. Here we’ll be exploring how Saffron software can help caterers do this, by looking at: The current state…

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Catering For Diabetic Children In Schools

With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, and World Diabetes Day happening on 14th November, we’re focusing on how Saffron catering software can help our clients to cater for people with diabetes. And with LACA’s National School Meals Week from 6th-10th November, what better time to focus on catering for children with diabetes in schools’ Here…

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Nutritional Standards for Children. What They Are And How Software Can Help Achieve The Correct Intake.

We’ve recently covered innovating children’s restaurant menus, catering for children in the cost sector, and, latterly, meeting nutrition challenges in schools. However, we thought it was time to return to the big picture of children’s nutrition, and go back to basics for any of our customers who need to get to grips with the fundamentals…

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Stock Management Software for Catering and Hospitality

A mini-guide to using our catering and hospitality software to improve your stock management, inventory control and stocktaking processes. Stock taking How do I use software to do my stock take? No IT product can truly replace a real person doing a physical stock take of actual items in the warehouse, but software can make…

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Allergen Web Portal for Customers

A mini-guide to using our catering and hospitality software with the Saffron online web portal, to show your customers the allergens in your menu. (This guide is about customer communication – for allergen management when planning and cooking, read our allergen management mini-guide.) Providing information to customers How do I show my customers the allergens…

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Food Allergen Management Software

A mini-guide to using our Food Allergen Management Software software to manage and communicate the allergens present in the catering and hospitality food you’re serving. Legislation How can I comply with the Food Information Regulations 2014 (FIR)? Part of this legislation includes new rules on the provision of allergen information, which applies to all food…

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Business Challenge: Nutritional Labelling and Providing Allergen Information

Nutritional labelling in the hospitality and catering industry can be complex, and it’s often confused with the law on providing allergen information (also contained in the same legislation but essentially a separate issue). So we’re here to clarify by answering the following questions: What is the nutritional labelling legislation? Which businesses does the nutritional labelling…

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Meeting Nutrition Challenges in Schools and Education

Key Points Adhere to the mandatory School Food Regulations 2014, whether you?re in-house or contract Ensure your whole menu complies with the School Food Standards – not just per meal Software nutritionally analyses your ingredients, recipes and menus Software can set nutritional benchmarks and let you know whether or not you meet them   Need…

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Why are Two-Thirds of Takeaways Still Breaking the Law on Allergy Information?

Food allergy is becoming increasingly common in the UK, and the consequences can be fatal. We’ve seen many tragic instances reported in the news of what happens when allergic diners ingest something that could kill them. In many cases, these deaths can be prevented, and the EU is trying to ensure diner’s safety with a…

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Patient Ordering – Can It…?

…reduce the time taken to gather orders from patients? Absolutely, not only does it speed up the time it takes to take the patients orders, it also efficently reduces the time it takes to consolidate all orders. It has been reported that Saffron Patient Ordering can reduce time taken to take orders at the bedside…

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