Archives - February 2017

28
Feb

Labelling prosecution: failure to declare peanut content results in £6K fine

Over the past 12 months we have seen allergens hit the headlines on numerous occasions for a variety of reasons ranging from changes in labelling regulations to fatalities due to consumption of products containing nuts. The latter which was reported as recently as last month. Non compliance with food safety legislation has resulted in the …

23
Feb

Impact of falling furniture results in tragic death of child

As widely reported in the press recently a 10-year-old boy has died after a piece of furniture fell on him in a Topshop store, at the Oracle Shopping Centre in Reading. The boy, suffered severe head injuries with unconfirmed reports suggested he had pulled a barrier down and it crashed on his head inside the store. …

22
Feb

Retail giants prosecuted – Record fines for mouse infestations

Whilst it is true that you are never very far away from a rodent, the implication of a rodent infestation in your premises could have catastrophic consequences for all concerned. The cost of a pest infestation can prove to be costly and can do irreparable damage to the reputation of a food establishment. Not to mention …

21
Feb

England get ready – Mandatory display of Food Hygiene Ratings are on the way!

With the display of Food Hygiene Rating stickers now mandatory in Northern Ireland and Wales, all food businesses must now publicly display their rating regardless of whether it is low or high. It was always only going to be a matter of time before this law became enforced in England. It has been reported that …

15
Feb

Winter Focus: Gas Safety

It is a legal requirement that any gas safety work must be undertaken by an engineer that is Gas Safe registered. In recent prosecution news a man has been fined and given a suspended prison sentence after working on a number of boilers without being Gas Safe registered. High Wycombe Crown Court heard how Philip …

13
Feb

CSC News – February

Allergen news, tips on avoiding slips trips and falls….read our February newsletter here

6
Feb

The danger that is ‘slips, trip and falls’ and how to prevent them

In recent weeks, CSC has seen an increase in work place accidents being reported on our Complyforce portal. Slip, trips and falls feature prominently within these reports. In certain instances, the repercussions have resulted in serious injury including a wrist fracture due to falling on ice and a back sprain resulting in significant time off …

6
Feb

Campylobactor outbreak linked to raw milk in Cumbria

Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK and is usually associated with poultry. In January, raw milk has been linked to a Campylobactor outbreak which had confirmed 8 positive cases and 57 probable cases. It has been reported that investigations are underway by the local council and Food Standards Agency. …