Archives - February 2018

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Feb

Investigating a food poisoning allegation

The CSC helpdesk regularly supports our clients when they receive food poisoning allegations from customers. Over recent months we have witnessed an increase in the number of such complaints, and whilst it is not pleasant for any business to be on the receiving end, every food poisoning allegation must be treated seriously and fully and …

13
Feb

Hotel fined £120k for mouse infestation

All business’s could be at risk of pest infestations if proper measures are not taken to manage the situation. Even fine dining and high end hotels can find themselves falling victim to a rodent infestation. Recently, Hotel du Vin was fined £120,000 following a mice infestation in the kitchen of its Birmingham hotel. The 66-bedroom hotel admitted …

13
Feb

Blade injury results in £120k for severed hand

The impact of poor equipment safety practices can have far reaching consequences, not only for the injured person, but for the business also. This is true for a recently reported case which involved a worker sustaining life changing injuries and their employer being fined £120k On 3 October 2016, the worker was employed as a …

13
Feb

Meat Safety – Fairfax Meadows: Voluntary recall

Following unannounced visits by the Food Standards Agency, Fairfax Meadow has begun the voluntary withdrawal of some of its meat products. Fairfax Meadow is a major supplier of meat to pubs, bars, hotels, caterers and “some of the best fine dining restaurants” in the UK, according to its website, processing thousands of tonnes of meat …

12
Feb

Fairfax Meadow meat withdrawal

As you may already be aware, following an unannounced Food Standards Agency (FSA) inspection Fairfax Meadow has began to voluntarily withdrawn some of its product due to concern raised about the procedures and processes the company had been using to apply use by dates on some of its products. If you have any unused meat …