Archives - March 2016

29
Mar

Serving undercooked burgers – our advice

Recently there has been an increase in the popularity to serve burgers ‘pink’. At CSC we highly recommend that burgers are cooked thoroughly to avoid the risk of the spread of E-Coli, especially to vulnerable groups (including adults over 60, pregnant women, children and persons with immune-compromised conditions). Should our clients feel they need to fulfil this …

29
Mar

Implementation of sentencing guidelines will result in larger fines being issued for food offences

On the back of the sentencing guidelines being issued in Feb 2016, Mr Justice Holroyde, a High Court Judge and member of the Sentencing Council for England and Wales addressed the TIFSIP conference on the following points: For the first time, courts in England and Wales must now follow the sentencing council guidelines when issuing …

29
Mar

Changes to Hazardous Waste Regulations

From 1 April 2016, Hazardous Waste Regulations change in that businesses producing or holding waste would no longer need to register their premises. Duty of care requirements still remain the same with implications for clients as follows: Classify your waste Separate and store hazardous waste separately Use authorised businesses to collect and recycle hazardous waste …

7
Mar

Fire safety: The role of the responsible person

Following on from the recent webinar conducted by John Briggs/Fire Protection Association, the following briefing notes have been compiled. Specific focus was placed on the expectations that need to be met by the competent person and ways to limit exposure to prosecution.   The Responsible Person   Firstly, it is important to understand the meaning …

4
Mar

Listeria Monocytogenes present in Scotch Smoked Salmon products

The food standards agency has just issued a press release indicating that Scotch Smoked Salmon Co. Ltd is recalling two of its smoked salmon products because the bacterium known as Listeria monocytogenes has been found in them. The product details are as follows: Products: Smoked Scottish Salmon and Smoked Scotch Salmon Pack sizes: 100g, 200g …