"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:
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:
A 15-year-old girl has died after she suffered a severe allergic reaction to a takeaway meal.
She was taken to hospital on 30 December after eating food from a takeaway in the Hyndburn district near Blackburn. Read full account from here:
Raw milk may sound like an interesting food trend to try, but is it safe?
It was recently reported that six people had fallen ill after buying and drinking raw milk from a farm in Cumbria.
Sales of the product, from the Low Sizergh Barn Farm in Kendal, have now been suspended while the local council and Food Standards Agency (FSA) investigates what happened. Read full article from here:
The regulations will not force takeaway firms to print their actual rating on their leaflets but they will need to print a bilingual statement pointing to a website where it can be found. Wales became the first part of the UK in 2013 to force food businesses like restaurants and takeaways to display ratings on their premises.
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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:
Why should businesses invest in health and safety? I firmly believe that it is to ensure that employees and anyone affected by the business’ activities finish the working day in the same (if not better) state of health as when they arrived.
As well as health and wellbeing, other positive reasons to invest in health and safety include minimising disruption and cost to the business of having staff off sick, a culture where people feel valued, lower insurance premiums, protecting the hard earned reputation of the business and of course compliance with the law. 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: