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20
Aug

£275K Compensation for Salmonella victims

The pathogen Salmonella has had an impact on the food industry in recent weeks with a major compensation payout awarded. It has just been reported that a compensation payout of £275k has been awarded to the 28 victims of the salmonella outbreak four years ago linked to the Real China restaurant in Eastleigh, Hampshire. Legal …

15
Aug

Public awareness of food hygiene standards at a very high level

The Food Standards Agency has released results of its biannual public attitudes tracker (May 2018). Elements covered by the survey include food safety concerns in UK food outlets, awareness of hygiene standards, allergens and food poisoning. It is apparent that public awareness on matters relating to food hygiene standards in places where we eat at …

15
Aug

Gross corporate manslaughter: New Sentencing Guidance to be introduced in November 2018

The Sentencing Council has published definitive guidance covering new sentences for individuals who commit gross negligence manslaughter. With this guideline coming into force in courts on 1 November 2018, jail time of up to 18 years is being proposed for the worst offenders. Gross negligence manslaughter is committed by an individual whose gross breach of …

26
Jul

Another bouncy castle death: safety concerns escalate!

This summer is proving to be a watershed moment for the safety and regulation of the use of bouncy castles. The unsafe practices surrounding the use of these facilities (intended for fun) has resulted in the unnecessary deaths of children and jail time for those found guilty. In recent months, we heard about the gross negligence manslaughter conviction …

26
Jul

Extreme hot weather conditions – practical steps to keep safe over this period

Hot weather conditions – practical steps to keep safe over this period. With extreme temperatures reaching a record high this Summer, the MET office has issued many weather alerts affecting most parts of the country. With the majority of the CSC client base predominantly hospitality and leisure driven, we look at how this may impact …