Archives - March 2017


E.COLI death update: Blue cheese is source

Last year we heard of the death of a three-year-old child as many other people were hospitalised after the consumption of Dunsyre Blue cheese. After investigation, a report was published by Health Protection Scotland on behalf of its Incident Management Team. The report concluded that Dunsyre Blue cheese was the source of an outbreak of E. coli O157 …


Sign o’ the Times

144 workers were killed at work between 1st of April 2015 and the 31st of March 2016, according to a recent announcement from the HSE. As recently reported, 1.3 million people in the UK have suffered from a work-related illness, with over 620,000 work-related injuries and over 2,500 deaths from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure. …


CSC News – March

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FSA Update: Approval for meat plants and rare burger guidance

Throughout 2016, the contentious subject of rare burgers has featured in the news on several occasions. The Food Standards Agency has recently conducted a consultation around the subject and as a result a new requirement based on the existing food hygiene regulations has been introduced: The new requirement: From 1 March 2017, a new requirement …


Food poisoning, fatalities & fines. The outcome of poor food hygiene standards.

Since the introduction of the sentencing guidelines, the impact of food safety prosecutions is really and truly being felt across the industry. In the last year there has been numerous reported cases of confirmed food poisoning and even deaths due to consumption of foods containing nuts. The latest reported case involves a 71-year-old woman losing …