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Allergen Update: Natasha’s Law to be introduced in 2021

The untimely passing of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse in 2016 has been heavily covered in the press with management of allergens being placed at the forefront of food safety within the food and hospitality sector. Nastaha (15) died after eating a baguette purchased from a coffee outlet which caused her to suffer anaphylaxis in 2016. The inquest …


Fire Safety for Apart Hotels and Serviced Apartments

Unfortunately there has recently been another serious fire at an apartment block in London. The fire occurred in the afternoon of the Sunday 9th June 2019 at the De Pass Gardens, Barking Riverside building. The block of flats from ground to 6th floor was engulfed in flames and around 100 fire fighters attended the scene. …


Hot weather conditions – Keeping safe as the temperature rises

Although many of us will see it as a very welcome change, when the sun finally appears for summer it is important to ensure that everyone stays safe and well as the temperature rises. Many of our clients are hospitality and leisure driven, so we look at how this may impact the working environment and …


Tumble dryer fire safety risk: Government to issue recall notice on Whirlpool tumble dryers

With the Grenfell tragedy still fresh in everyone’s minds, fire safety news continues to make the headlines. This week the focus has very much been on tumble dryer safety. Four years after Whirlpool issued a warning after it found faults in its Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit dryers which required fixing, the government has decided to …


12 month prison sentence for fitter who pretended to be Gas Safety Registered

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 life. Failure to comply with these requirements can have detrimental …


Listeriosis outbreak linked to sandwiches kills 5 hospital patients

It has recently been widely reported that the Listeriosis outbreak linked to hospital sandwiches has claimed five lives. The outbreak is linked to The Good Food Chain salads and pre-packed sandwiches. The number of deaths related to pre-packed sandwiches and salads at hospitals had risen from three to five, Public Health England said on Friday. It …


Prison sentence for Director after employee is killed using dangerous machinery

In recent prosecution news, it has been reported that the director of a Skip Hire company in Norfolk has been jailed for one year, following the death of an employee. This case highlights how a cost cutting exercise resulted in the unnecessary loss of life which could have easily been avoided. Robert Baldwin is to …


Food safety convictions on the increase!

In recent times fatalities relating to allergens, implementation of food hygiene ratings and food safety prosecutions have made headlines. The implications of not meeting legal compliance can result in significant financial penalties for business’s and individuals being issued prison sentences. Since the inception of the Sentencing Guidance in 2016, fines issued for food safety offences …


Allergen news: Hotel fined after guests suffers anaphylactic shock

Food allergens have been associated with a large range of products, and it has for some time now been a legal requirement to provide customers with reliable allergen information. Allergen related incidents have recently made the front pages and there have now been a number of deaths due to poor allergen information being made available …


The New PPE Regulations

Background information As reported in the news, the PPE regulations ((EU) 2016/425) will come into effect on 21st April 2019. These regulations aim to ensure that the user will get better and safer PPE. This means that distributors and importers are now responsible for standards as well as the manufacturers. The new regulations deal mainly …

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