Category - Food Safety



As a result of recent reports of suspected Norovirus outbreaks amongst guests and staff in the hospitality/leisure industry, we take a closer look at the implications and practical methods to limit exposure to this virus. The Virus Noroviruses are a group of viruses that are the most common cause of stomach bugs (gastroenteritis) in the …


Applying for a re-rating or appealing a food hygiene rating in Wales

In the event of food hygiene ratings in Wales needing to be appealed or a re-rating applied for, the following information has been sourced: Re-rating procedure: 1. Once you have completed the required improvements as outlined in the EHO report, you can formally request a re-rating from the Local Authority/food safety officer that conducted the …


Serving undercooked burgers – our advice

Recently there has been an increase in the popularity to serve burgers ‘pink’. At CSC we highly recommend that burgers are cooked thoroughly to avoid the risk of the spread of E-Coli, especially to vulnerable groups (including adults over 60, pregnant women, children and persons with immune-compromised conditions). Should our clients feel they need to fulfil this …


Implementation of sentencing guidelines will result in larger fines being issued for food offences

On the back of the sentencing guidelines being issued in Feb 2016, Mr Justice Holroyde, a High Court Judge and member of the Sentencing Council for England and Wales addressed the TIFSIP conference on the following points: For the first time, courts in England and Wales must now follow the sentencing council guidelines when issuing …


Guidance for reheating foods safely

Reheating food is considered a good way of reducing waste and expenditure, but inefficient reheating can be dangerous. Food poisoning affects around a million people each year in the UK, and roughly 100 people will suffer the consequences so severely they die from it. The largest cause of food poisoning is the bacteria called Campylobacter …

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