Category - CSC Latest News

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 …

10
May

Equipment Safety: Hand trapped in pastry machine

Following an accident in which a worker suffered partial de-gloving of his hand when his hand was pulled through a pastry lid maker, a food manufacturing firm (Thomas of York Ltd in Helmsley, York) pleaded guilty to breaching the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations and was fined £6,500 with £691.45 costs at Northallerton …

10
May

Insanitary food practice: Don’t get caught out

Since the introduction of the sentencing guidelines, the impact of food safety prosecutions is really and truly being felt across the industry. Here we discuss several recent cases. The owner of The Grape Inn, Teeside were ordered to pay £30,890 after EHO’S found rat droppings in storage areas, poor hygiene disciplines and expired food, both the …

10
May

Prosecution news: Safety breaches cause injury and death

Since February 2016, the implementation of the Sentencing Guidelines has seen a marked increase in fines and prison terms with directors of companies facing significant penalties.  In recent Health and Safety prosecution news, one man has been jailed for six years and another for eight months after two incidents on the same day left one …

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