Category - CSC Latest News

13
Jan

Hero to Zero: The importance of managing documentation within a food business

The Food Standards Agency has issued guidance for local authorities on the implementation and operation of issuing food hygiene ratings to food businesses in order to maintain consistency when assessing ratings. There are six different food hygiene ratings (0-5) with zero being the lowest (Urgent improvement necessary) and 5 the highest (Very good). Food hygiene …

13
Jan

Importance of Window Restrictors

In the UK between 2018/2019 it was reported that 147 people were killed as a result of an accident at work, 40 of these were due to a fall. Within the food and beverage industry each year 20% of fatal injuries and around 80 major injuries resulting in either broken bones, fractures or loss of …

12
Nov

Safety first over the Christmas period

Each year Christmas preparations and celebrations seem to start earlier and earlier. Christmas music is being played, shops are stocked with Christmas goodies and decorations, and of course you will be starting to think about decorating your venue, booking party nights, Christmas meals etc.  It is time therefore for a reminder on how to ensure …

12
Nov

Caterers fined for Salmonella Hog Roast

A hog roast caterer has recently been ordered to pay £250,000 following a wedding event they catered for at a hotel venue. 58 guests became ill and 3 hospitalised after tucking into the hog roast and the newlyweds also had to cancel their dream honeymoon to the Dominican Republic. Following an investigation by Lichfield District …

12
Nov

Grenfell – First phase enquiry completed

Grenfell – Review of inquiry first phase report The first phase of the Grenfell inquiry has been completed and Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s report recently released.  The first phase of the inquiry into the Grenfell fire primarily reviews how the fire started, spread and became a disaster.  Here we provide a round-up of his key conclusions …

8
Oct

Are your Allergen Procedures up to Scratch?

With allergen incidents continually on the rise and serious incidents making the headlines we have recently developed a new auditing service for our clients. The CSC allergen audit is a desktop audit of a site(s) allergen procedures, documentation and training.  Alongside a review of paperwork the desktop audit will also include a telephone interview with …

2
Oct

The importance of cleaning in your food establishment

In the age of social media and public awareness of food hygiene ratings, the importance of cleaning procedures has never been more important. Consumers expect and rightfully deserve wholesome foods prepared in a clean environment. As a significant part of the assessment criteria for FHR is dedicated to the levels of cleaning and cleaning procedures, …

19
Sep

Chicken burger fatality: family wants changes to the allergen laws

News of incidents and deaths involving allergens are becoming far too common place. Following on from the much publicised case involving Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, we learn of the tragic passing of Owen Carey. Owen celebrated his 18th birthday by ordering a chicken burger at a well known burger outlet at the 02 in London on 22 …

19
Sep

Rodent prosecution: Take away in Reading prosecuted for rodent infestation

The cost of a pest infestation can prove to be costly and can do huge damage to the reputation of a food establishment. Not to mention the impact that it can have on the health of its customers. Pest control related offences in recent times have resulted in record fines being issued with irreparable damage to …

19
Sep

Gas safety prosecution at caravan site

Gas safety prosecutions have made the headlines in recent times. The importance of having competent gas safety engineers carry out safe gas works cannot be understated. The law is clear that all gas work must be done by registered ‘Gas Safe’ engineers to ensure the highest standards are met to prevent injury and loss of …

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