Archives - October 2015

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Oct

Presence of Salmonella leads to a product recall on Kentisbury Down soft cheese

Barton Farm Dairy has been advised by the Food Standards Agency to recall a batch of Kentisbury Down soft cheese because of the presence of salmonella. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. Product details: Product name: Barton Farm Dairy Kentisbury Down soft cheese ‘Best before’ date: 26 November 2015 Pack size: various …

27
Oct

New anti-smoking laws – Key facts:

You may have seen the recent adverts about Stoptober, the stop smoking challenge beginning in October, but are you aware of the new anti-smoking laws that come into effect on the same day? From Thursday 1 October 2015 it will be illegal: To smoke in a private vehicle carrying anyone under 18 For retailers to …

27
Oct

Hotel owner jailed over breaches in fire safety

Mr David Schofield, the owner of a hotel in Paignton, Devon, was handed a jail sentence after admitting seven breaches of fire safety rules. Mr David Schofield was given a six month sentence, suspended for two years, at Essex Crown The failings were uncovered after a false fire alert brought the property to the attention …

27
Oct

Care home provider and support worker fined after resident severely burned in bath

A national care home provider and one of its employees have been prosecuted after a young woman suffered full thickness burns to more than 40 percent of her body from a scalding bath.  The site pleaded guilty to breaching section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, 1974 and was fined £20,000. …

27
Oct

Firework Safety

With Guy Fawkes night approaching on 5th November, lots of fireworks, beautiful displays and bonfire fun are expected to be had.  When it comes to fire, it can easily become dangerous so we’ve compiled some top tips for a safe bonfire night to help you and your guests enjoy the fireworks. The Facts: At private …