Category - CSC Latest News

23
Jun

Monocular Vision: Fundamentals of carrying out a risk assessment

The Action For Blind People Charity provides the following advise for producing a risk assessment for someone with monocular vision (sight in one eye). For individuals suffering with monocular vision the key risk factors for the individual and others are: A loss in the field of vision to the side, for example people and objects outside the …

15
Jun

Sentencing Guidance: KFC fined £100k for lack of hot running water

The impact of the Sentencing Guidelines are being felt across the foods industry with astronomical fines now been issued for both food safety and health and safety related offences regardless of whether actual harm has occurred. The Pontypool branch of Kentucky Fried Chicken has been fined £100,000 after being found guilty of operating without hot …

14
Jun

Walk-in freezer safety: Are you protected against the risks?

To ensure that perishable and frozen foods are stored at the correct temperatures the use of walk in chiller and freezers are an essential requirement in the food industry. With many employees having to access these units on a daily basis, we look at the potential risks and practical tips to reduce the likelihood of …

14
Jun

Eggs in the spotlight

Recent news have put eggs in the spotlight with an update from the Government food safety advisors and a recent health and safety prosecution. The Advisory Committee on Microbiological Safety have concluded in a report that British ‘Lion marked’ eggs can safely be eaten runny by vulnerable groups including pregnant women, elderly and babies. Lion …

14
Jun

Carehome prosecuted over breaches in bedrail safety

Beacon Edge Specialist Nursing Home in Penrith, Cumbria, a BUPA Care Home (CFC Homes) has been fined £400 000 after health and safety failings resulting in the death of a resident. The case related to the management of bedrails in relation to a vulnerable resident who died at the home. The company failed to ensure …

14
Jun

Swimming pool safety: Are your guests at risk?

Now that the warm whether has arrived, the use of swimming pools is more common. How safe is your swimming pool? Do you know what precautions you need take to keep guests safe? We take a look at a recent prosecution at Down Hall Country House hotel, Essex, where two guests drowned in its unusually-shaped …

13
Jun

Practical tips for barbecue safety

As summer approaches, the sunshine encourages us all to move our cooking outside and enjoy barbecue season. Cooking and eating outdoors brings a new set of food safety risks that shouldn’t be ignored. Summer usually sees an increase in the number of accidents involving barbecues with typical injuries including burns, scalding, cuts and fire related incidents. The undercooking …

13
Jun

Allergens: insights from an EHP

In recent prosecution news, the owner of a curry house has been jailed for 6 years following the death of a client who had been served a curry containing peanuts, despite being made aware of the intolerance. Paul Wilson suffered a severe anaphylactic shock after ordering the meal from the Indian Garden restaurant in North …

13
Jun

Practical application of the Food Information Regulations in the Catering industry

The Food Information Regulations came into effect in 2014 with specific criteria which applies to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. There are fewer labelling requirements for food sold from catering establishments* than for prepacked food, but any information that you do provide must be accurate and not misleading. This applies to all information whether …

10
May

Investigating a food poisoning complaint

We have witnessed a recent influx of alleged food poisoning complaints to the CSC helpline, it is therefore more critical than ever for our clients to ensure they are fully compliant with food safety legislation. The increase in the litigation culture and recent introduction of the new sentencing guidance means that food establishments are at …

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