Archives - October 2017

19
Oct

CSC News – October

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11
Oct

FSA Egg safety update

After review of scientific evidence and findings from an advisory committee, The Food Standards Agency has concluded that consumption of raw and lightly cooked eggs, with the British Lion mark stamp, are safe. This advice applies to infants, children, pregnant women and elderly people. The revised advice is based on the latest scientific evidence and …

5
Oct

Allergen labelling – An overview

Since the inception of the allergen food labelling laws there have been multiple reported cases of breaches in food safety legislation. Recent cases have included 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 …

5
Oct

Prosecution News – Iceland fined £2.5M

In recent time there seems to have been a marked increase in deaths resulting from work undertaken at height. In most cases the basic fundamentals of meeting minimum health and safety requirements are not being met. With the application of the Sentencing Guidance now in full swing, record fines and prison sentences are on the rise. …

5
Oct

Bonfire night – keeping you and your customers safe

With Guy Fawkes night approaching on 5th November, planning for fireworks displays and bonfires are under way. However, although one of the most popular festivals of the year, Guy Fawkes night can also be considered as potentially one of the most dangerous. With fire safety making the headlines following the Grenfell Tower disaster we revisit our …

5
Oct

Investigation into Chicken Scandal

There have been widespread reports in the media recently of an undercover sting operation at a major supermarket chicken supplier in West Bromich.  Food safety breaches were uncovered as well as a myriad of poor standards. It has been claimed an undercover reporter witnessed workers changing the “kill dates” on chickens to extend shelf life. They also …