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13
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be aware, following an unannounced Food Standards Agency (FSA) inspection Fairfax Meadow has began to voluntarily withdrawn some of its product due to concern raised about the procedures and processes the company had been using to apply use by dates on some of its products.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 …

16
Jan

The impact of the Sentencing Guidance is felt across sectors

Over the last 6 weeks or so we have witnessed the full effect of the Sentencing Guidance across numerous sectors. Accidents and breaches in health and safety regulations have seen fines ranging from 100K to 2 million pounds being issued. These cases include slip, trip and fall hazards, manual handling and working at heights. If …

11
Jan

Wooden Chopping Board Safety

Wooden boards have increasingly been used in a variety of catering units for both serving and displaying ready-to-eat products.  However, they are regularly identified by Environmental Health professionals as a real food safety issue due to many being very worn, hard to clean and therefore increasing the risk of contamination. In October 2016 a restaurant …

11
Jan

Allergen Awareness

Allergens, allergens, allergens. This is really a key focus in food safety law and rightly so with an increasing number of deaths over the past year resulting from poor food allergen procedures and information. Poor understanding and practices in this area has led to a number of large fines and even prison sentencing for business …

11
Jan

Focus on Fire Safety: Recent increase in fire related incidents in last few weeks

With the Grenfell tragedy still fresh in our minds 6 months on, fire safety is back in the headlines as a notable upsurge of fires were reported across the country in the last two months. Buildings implicated in these fires included hotels, multi story car park and a campus in Bristol. We look at two …

6
Jan

Ladder safety under the spotlight: £1m fine issued after death

For many of us the use of ladders is something that cannot be avoided. Whether it be changing of light bulbs or decorating involving overhead fixtures and fittings, ladder safety must be considered within the workplace. We look at a recent prosecution and guidance for the safe use of ladders. A Hull-based bakery has been ordered …

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