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:
A business has been fined £120,000 for delivering “high-risk” food to a business in a vehicle that wasn’t refrigerated
In December 2015 a complaint had been received that ham and cheese was being transported in a non-refrigerated van. Summing up the case the District Judge said: “The defence hasn’t provided any evidence that the driver in question on December 9, 2015, had been sufficiently trained. Read full article from here:
Why the risk of harm in health and safety cases can cause serious financial harm for organisations
Recent court decisions applying the Sentencing Council Definitive Guideline for Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences, in force on 1 February 2016, have highlighted that health and safety offences are concerned with failures to manage risks to health and safety and do not require proof that the offence caused any actual harm. Read full article from here:
A batch of blue cheese has been recalled after it is believed to be behind a recent outbreak of E.coli in the UK.
Sixteen people have fallen ill with the bug which has been linked to eating the cheese made from unpasteurised milk. Read full account from here:
A 22 year old employee was helping to clear up a fallen stack of frozen fish boxes in one of the cold store areas when there was another fall of stock which struck him. He received multiple and severe injuries which proved fatal.
Safe stacking of stock is a cross-industry necessity and can often be overlooked when considering safe systems of work. Duty holders need to ensure that they are stacking safely and that they have a plan for dealing with any unforeseen circumstances such as a fall of stock. Read full account from here:
Food allergen training awareness
Following the recent jail sentence of a business owner following can a food business afford not to train their staff?
In addition to that, can any food business afford not to fully comply with the Food Information Regulations 2014?
We offer the CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Allergen Awareness and further services to assist you in complying with the new allergen regulations. Contact us today for further information.
From 13th December 2016 most pre-packed foods must have nutritional information on its packaging. The format and minimum information required can be found in the Regulation (EC) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers.
Considering it takes time to reprint labels and get the necessary information for your products, it is good practice to begin the process now if you have not done so already.
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Takeaway businesses in Wales will be required to promote their food hygiene ratings on leaflets which enable customers to order by phone or online when new rules come into force in November 2016, the Welsh Government has announced. Read full article from here:
The New Sentencing Council Guidelines: Is there a Cause of Concern for my Food Business?
The new Sentencing Council guidelines for Health and Safety offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene offences came into effect on 1st February 2016. Link to the guidelines can be found from here:
Recent press articles have been highlighting the effect these guidelines will have on cases brought to court from 1st February 2016. Some articles have the tendency to cause food business owners to panic but is there a real case for this?
The new Sentencing Council guidelines for Health and Safety offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene offences, which come into effect on 1 February 2016, will mean that Compliance Officers and Boards of Management will need to urgently review the provision they make for any such offences and to reconsider where such matters sit within their overall corporate risk. Read full article from here: