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Dec

Merry Christmas from CSC

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15
Dec

Clamp down on the serving of rare burgers

Throughout 2016, the subject of rare burgers has been in the news on several occasions. At CSC we continue to advise our clients to control food safety hazard and ensure burgers are safe to eat. It has come to our attention that Local Authorities have been asked by Government to clamp down on the serving …

13
Dec

Burger King franchisee sentenced twice for same offence

Due to a legal technicality, a company has been charged twice with breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974. The 12th March is a pivotal date for this case – as offences committed on or after that date could be imposed an unlimited fine by a magistrates’ court, where before …

13
Dec

The year of the Sentencing Guidance – Era of the million pound fine

2016 will be known as the year that has dramatically shaken up enforcement history in the UK. Since the inception of the Sentencing Guidelines in February, record fines have been issued with prison sentences for individuals also on the increase. Brexit has seen some organisations looking for ways to cut costs, we look to see if …

8
Dec

Avian Flu Update

In the wake of the new Avian Flu scare leading upto Christmas, CSC will continue to monitor the situation and provide regular updates. Due to the new pathogenic strain of Avian Flu, H5N8 being found in dead wild birds and some farm animals across Europe, the government’s chief vet, Nigel Gibbens, has declared a “prevention …

28
Nov

CSC News – November

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21
Nov

Salmonella Update: Bagged salad at risk according to new study

Following the recent E.coli outbreak involving rocket leaves, a study conducted by Leicester scientists have uncovered that bagged salad carry’s a high risk of the growth of food poisoning bacteria, including Salmonella. The study uncovered that the moist environment combined with nutrients leaching out of chopped leaves created the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Research showed …

18
Nov

The CSC guide to a joyous (and safe) festive season

The countdown to Christmas has begun! Already we are starting to see decorations going up, shops have dusted off the Christmas playlist and food outlets everywhere are bombarding us with Christmas meal offers. It is time therefore for a reminder on how you can keep your business safe, whilst still ensuring your customers and staff …

9
Nov

Failure to have suitable risk assessments in place results in life changing injury

Failure to provide a suitable risk assessment and safe system of work has resulted in an employee sustaining life changing injuries. Jiffy Packaging Company Limited was found guilty in the Liverpool Crown Court for health and safety offences. The court heard how the employee had his thumb severed after getting caught in the unguarded section …

9
Nov

Update – Nutritional labelling laws

The Department of Health has issued the technical guidance for mandatory nutrition labelling of food which will come into effect on 13 December 2016. These criteria will apply to the majority of prepacked food. If you make a nutrition and/or health claim or add vitamins and/or minerals to a foodstuff, you must make a nutrition …

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