Following the tragic deaths of five teenagers in an ‘escape room’ fire in Poland at the weekend, SHP investigates what the UK escape room industry is doing to keep players safe. Read full article from here:
Leading scientists and a cross-party group of politicians are calling for chemicals called nitrites to be removed from processed meats like bacon. Read full article from here:
A milk-free donor kebab was requested and then sent to an analyst. “It was found to contain 120mg of milk protein and it was concluded that rendered the food unsafe.” Tests carried out following the second visit and purchase found the lamb meat contained 5.7mg of milk. Trading Standards officers found there was no allergen training in place and no signs displaying allergy information. Full article from here
Stakeholder views on the proposed amendments to the guidance document on the control of E. coli O157 and cross-contamination required. Deadline 21st December 2018, from here
The HSE’s investigation into the incident on 28 November 2015 found the company failed to ensure agency workers had been suitably inducted before being allowed to work in an area where forklift trucks were operating. The investigation also found the company had failed to explain the measures designed to keep pedestrians and fork lift trucks separated to its workers Full article from here
New draft guidelines, written by the Food Standards Agency, Defra Labelling and the sustainability charity Wrap, say that shops should remove use by dates from products unless there is a risk of food poisoning, instead just stating a best before. Read full article from here
From nigiri to temaki, sushi has boomed in popularity in the west, but now doctors are warning of a less appetising trend: a rise in parasitic infections.
A team of doctors from Portugal raised concerns after a 32-year old man was admitted to hospital complaining of pain in his abdomen just below his ribs, vomiting and had a slight fever, all of which had lasted for a week. Read full article from here:
"Whether consumers are eating out, getting takeaways or having food delivered to their home or workplace, food businesses have a legal obligation to provide accurate food allergen information in writing.
"The level of non-compliance we have identified through this audit is a cause for major concern. Food businesses must take action immediately to protect public health and to comply with the law." Read full article from here:
The court was told that, in July 2014, a 16-year-old member of staff at the restaurant was asked to remove a container of hot gravy from a microwave. He was not wearing protective gloves and sustained serious burns to his hands and arms. Read full article from here:
Roast potato crackdown phase two: soon pubs and restaurants will face fines for serving 'overdone' food
Pubs and restaurants could soon be fined for serving well-done items such as triple-cooked chips or thin and crispy pizza under a second phase of the Government's crackdown on burnt food. Read full article from here: