Festival food has become an essential element to the whole festival experience. Mobile catering in a field still needs to comply with the law, but the environment is very different. Risk depends on the menu, storage and preparation, the environment, weather, services provided and of course the competence of the food business operator.
Festival organisers trust caterers to serve food that is safe to eat, but without the assurance of onsite checks, this trust cannot guarantee ‘safe’ food. Nothing can guarantee ‘safe’ food. However, Bespoke Safety’s onsite system of checks, advice and practical solutions will, at least, give you the confidence that mobile food traders are meeting minimum legal standards, reducing the risk of a major food poisoning outbreak and helping to protect the reputation of the festival.
WHAT WE DO
We provide a complete food risk management service – in a field! We will help coordinate the exchange of information to traders prior to your event setting out the minimum standards to be expected. We will then visit every trader and carry out an assurance visit reviewing food handling, storage, preparation and final service to your festival goers. We use a well-established GREEN, AMBER, RED system to manage food safety during the festival, ensuring that any traders putting the public at risk are not allowed to serve food until we are satisfied the risk has been removed.
Proven track record inspecting major festivals including Glastonbury, Bearded Theory, Boomtown and others.
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Andy Lucas MSc CEnvH CMIOSH
Over 27 years’ experience in high profile complex regulatory work including food inspection, investigation and prosecution. Taught food safety at undergraduate level and trains local authority inspectors in complex health and safety investigation. Has worked for HSE, local authorities and the private sector.
Claire Docker MSc PGDip Food Safety Hygiene and Management
Over 20 years inspecting complex food manufacturers, providing advice and taking enforcement action including emergency closure and prosecution.