Archives - April 2017

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Apr

CSC News – April 2017

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11
Apr

Bird flu update: Restrictions to be relaxed in England as poultry is allowed back outside

Towards the end of 2016 the latest Bird Flu scare resulted in prevention zones being declared across England. This precautionary measure was put in place which meant that bird keepers had to keep their birds inside for 30 days or take steps to separate them from wild birds. Thus reducing the risk of pathogenic strain …

10
Apr

Enjoy Easter Safely

As Easter is just around the corner it is worth pausing to review the possible dangers that could be associated with activities around the holiday. Although the biggest likely threat is over-indulgence in chocolate it is worth just checking that you have reviewed your risk assessments around any additional activities that may be on offer. The majority …

10
Apr

Raging fire at care home results in at least 2 fatalities

A raging fire at the Newgrange Care Home, Cheshunt claimed the lives of two people with a further 33 having to be rescued from a collapsing building. Three more residents needed hospital treatment for minor burns and smoke inhalation, the fire service said. It has been reported that the fire which broke out at approx. …

10
Apr

Another breach in allergen safety – curry house prosecuted

Breaches in food safety legislation seem to be a regular feature in the news lately, recent cases have included at least 2 fatalities, hospitalisation of customers due to allergic reactions, and numerous failings uncovered during EHO inspections. The implementation of the sentencing guidance last year has meant record fines have been issued and prison sentences handed out. Recently …