When cooking in a commercial kitchen in the UK, what are the rules about consuming food or beverages while on shift?
I was previously trained to not eat or drink freely in the kitchen. If hydration was required, we had to drink our water it at the allocated sink and go back to work. The place I'm at now seems to allow sipping constantly from a mug of tea or bottle of water leaving the bottle or mug here and there on work tops.
Does it depend on place of work, or is there a food hygiene law about it?