MORE than 20 seventy Hyndburn catering outlets have attended a series of Hyndburn Council free Food Safety and Allergen workshops.

Forty nine local businesses, including pubs, cafes and restaurants, pizza and kebab shops and retailers took part.

Cllr Paul Cox, council Food Safety boss, said; “We’re really pleased that so many local food and catering businesses took part in the workshops which were really interesting, informative and interactive.”

Three further workshops are planned for November which include Asian/Indian, Chinese and retail sectors, call 01254 388111 for more information.

Shahed Mahmood, President of Hyndburn Chamber of Trade who attended the workshops, said: “It was great to see Hyndburn food businesses at the workshops which were informative and gave valuable information relating to food safety.”