Category - Food Safety

9
Nov

Update – Nutritional labelling laws

The Department of Health has issued the technical guidance for mandatory nutrition labelling of food which will come into effect on 13 December 2016. These criteria will apply to the majority of prepacked food. If you make a nutrition and/or health claim or add vitamins and/or minerals to a foodstuff, you must make a nutrition …

3
Nov

Norovirus Guidance

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 …

18
Oct

Food Hygiene Ratings – Are you proud to display yours?

As of 7th October 2016 the display of Food Hygiene Rating stickers is now mandatory in Northern Ireland with this law also already enforced in Wales. As previously reported all food businesses must now publicly display their rating regardless of whether it is low or high. In our opinion it seems like it is only …

12
Oct

Food Hygiene Rating Stickers now mandatory in Northern Ireland

The display of Food Hygiene Rating stickers is now mandatory in Northern Ireland (as of 7th October 2016). All food businesses must now publicly display their rating regardless of whether it is low or high. We remind our customers that it is also important to remember that maintaining a good score is as important as …

19
Sep

Urgent E.coli Alert – All Errington Cheese products recalled

Following the recent e.coli outbreak the recall on Errington cheese has now been updated to include ALL cheeses produced by the company: The Food Standards Agency is alerting consumers to the recall of all cheese produced by Errington Cheese Ltd. A number of different types of cheese produced by the company have tested positive for …

15
Sep

Fake EHO declares premises unhygienic

A woman posing as an Environmental Health Officer has entered a restaurant in Manchester and carried out an unannounced full hygiene inspection. Following the inspection she announced that the restaurant was unhygienic and declared it would need to be closed. According to Trafford Council and Greater Manchester Police the individual was not from Environmental Health …

12
Sep

E.coli death in Scotland: Third batch of Dunsyre Blue cheese recalled

The recent E.coli outbreak linked to Dunsyre Blue cheese has resulted in the death of a child in Scotland and 11 people being hospitalised after becoming infected by the bacteria. To date there has been a total of 20 confirmed cases of E.coli 0157 infections since the initial voluntary recall on the suspect cheese on …

18
Aug

CS Compliance News – August 2016

Read the latest industry news and find out about the latest updates to Complyforce. Our August newsletter is available now. Click here to read

17
Aug

Top tips to maintain your 5 stars

Having had the opportunity to conduct a joint site inspection with the Local Authority at a family owned restaurant in London, it is apparent that maintaining a 5 star ‘Score on the Door’ is more difficult than initially achieving it! Key fundamental areas that the EHO focused on were as follows: A managed approach to …

4
Aug

Mixed salad leaves: E.coli latest update

The recent E.coli outbreak associated with imported mixed salad leaves appears to be subsiding, with no new reported cases in the past week. To date, a total of 161 cases of E.coli infections have been reported with more than 60 cases requiring hospital treatment and 2 fatalities. Although Public Health England indicated that the risk …

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