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Food Safety - Take the TUCK IN takeaway pledge

TUCK IN - An Essex wide campaign in support of takeaway food establishments that take steps to improve the nutritional quality of their food.

Tuck In Logo Show you care about the salt, sugar and fat content of the takeaway food you serve - Take the TUCK IN pledge

Takeaway food businesses who have taken the TUCK IN pledge can display the TUCK IN logo on their premises.

The TUCK IN logo shows that your business cares about its customers by making a continuous effort to reduce the salt, sugar and fat content of the food it serves.

In order to take the pledge a business must first demonstrate it has considered the salt, sugar and fat contained in the food they serve. A business must also commit to making a continuous effort to reduce the salt, sugar and fat content of the food it serves. This includes:

  • reducing fats in fried food by using the correct frying temperature
  • shaking excess fat from food after frying
  • keeping oil fresh and using healthier oils for frying such as rapeseed or sunflower oil.
  • reducing the amount of sugar and salt used in cooking
  • ensuring water and low/no sugar drinks are available
  • offering grilled foods instead of fried
  • increasing the amount of vegetables and fruit available on the menu
  • providing packets of salt instead of free-running salt cellars.
  • always making sure smaller portion sizes are on offer.

Basildon's TUCK IN campaign has been set up in association with local authorities from across Essex. The TUCK IN campaign is funded by the Department of Health and is based on the 'Responsibility Deal', where businesses commit to providing food that is lower in salt, sugar and fat, whilst also offering increased fruit and vegetables, wholegrain, and other healthy options.

How to apply

Only food businesses that have achieved a LEVEL 3 FOOD HYGIENE RATING can apply to take the TUCK IN pledge.

If you are a takeaway food business and you are interested in taking the TUCK IN pledge please contact Basildon Council's Environmental Health Services right away, see contact details bottom of page.

Free Level 2 Nutrition training for businesses who take the TUCK IN pledge

Businesses who sign-up to take the TUCK IN pledge will receive free Level 2 Nutrition training from an approved training provider. The training course is delivered online so that takeaway staff can complete the course at home, at their own convenience. Nutrition training helps staff to fully understand why reducing the salt, sugar and fat content of the food they serve is so important. Good training also encourages staff to go further with the healthy catering practices that are essential to maintaining a thriving food business.

Takeaway food businesses who have already taken the TUCK IN pledge

Business nameAddress
American Favourite Chicken  73 Southernhay, Basildon, SS14 1EU
Atwal's ChippyLong Riding 5 Long Riding, Basildon, SS14 1QX
Atwal's Fish Shop463 Clay Hill Road, Basildon, SS16 4EX
Bean Away12 Western Road, Billericay, CM12 9DZ
Britannia Fish and Chips69, High Street, Wickford, SS12 9AQ
Canton House61 Southernhay, Basildon, SS14 1EU
China City 424 Whitmore Way, Basildon SS14 2HB
Deli 3737 High Street, Billericay, CM12 9BA
Essex Kebab & Pizza14 Station Lane, Pitsea, SS13 3BG
Favourite Fried Chicken16 High Street, Wickford, SS12 9AZ
Glenngarry KioskUnit B1 Radford Business Centre, Radford Way, CM12 0BZ
Hilton's Fish Bar Eastgate Food Court, Basildon, SS14 1AF
Honywood Sandwich ShopUnit 2 Nevendon Centre, Honywood Road, Basildon, SS14 3ER
Hungry Monkeys1 The Arcade, The Broadway, Wickford, SS11 7AH
The Indian ChefBridge Parade, 2 Perry Street, Billericay, CM12 0LX
Jo Jo's67 High Street, Wickford, SS12 9AT
Kingswood Fish Bar146 Clay Hill Road, Basildon, SS16 5DF
Laindon Pizza and Kebab29 Laindon Centre, Laindon, SS15 5TQ
Ma & Pa BearsUnit 6/7 Basilica House, 334 Southend Road, Shotgate. SS11 8QS
Marmaris Kebab17 The Broadway, Wickford, SS11 7AD
Mangal Express1 Radford Way, Billericay, CM12 0AA
Martino's Sandwich Express32 High Road, Laindon, SS15 6NR
MonsoonUnit 1, Saffron Court, Southfields Business Centre, Laindon, SS15 6SS
Ned’s Noodle BarEastgate Food Court, Eastgate Centre, SS14 1AF
Pea Pod Cafe30 Radford Way, Billericay, CM12 0DA
Queens Fish Bar107 Perry Street, Billericay, CM12 0NH
Ravens Bakery40 High Street, Billericay, CM12 9BQ
Taste of Bombay453 Clay Hill Road, Basildon, SS16 4EX
Taste the BestLaindon Link
The Breakfast Room3 The Walk, High Street, Billericay, CM12 9YB
The ChippyStation Gate, 5 Station Approach, Laindon, SS15 6UA
The Codfather8 Grange Parade Billericay, CM11 2RB
The Mexican Kitchen17 Brock Hill, Wickford, SS11 7NN
Twilights21 High Street, Billericay, CM12 9BA
Wakey WakeyStation Gate, 7A Station Approach, Laindon, SS15 6UA
Wat Tyler CafeWat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, SS16 4UH
Zaika Takeaway At The Jolly FriarWhitemore Way, Basildon, SS14 3ST
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