Archives - November 2016

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 …

8
Nov

Work related illness – Latest stats

The Health and Safety Executive have issued the 2015/16 statics for illness and injury. The annual report uses information collated from Labour Force Survey, RIDDOR reporting, HSE cost model, death certificates and HSE enforcement data. Figures for 2015/16 show: Work-related illness – 1.3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness; Asbestos – 2,515 mesothelioma …

3
Nov

Norovirus Guidance

As a result of recent reports of suspected Norovirus outbreaks amongst guests and staff in the hospitality/leisure industry, we take a closer look at the implications and practical methods to limit exposure to this virus. The Virus Noroviruses are a group of viruses that are the most common cause of stomach bugs (gastroenteritis) in the …