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:
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.
The conviction of 'reckless' restaurant owner Mohammed Zaman, owner of the Indian Garden restaurant in Easingwold, for manslaughter by gross negligence shows that restaurants cannot afford to gamble with people's lives by ignoring allergy regulations, said the CIEH this week. Read full article from here:
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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Thousands of people a year are still suffering potentially lethal allergic reactions to food in restaurants, despite new rules demanding clearer warnings of dangerous ingredients.
Dr Chun-Han Chan, Food Allergy Expert at the FSA, said many establishments are not yet providing the information their customers need. Read full article from here:
Despite the fact that information and training on preventing chronic injuries is readily accessible nowadays, year after year we are still seeing a disconcerting rise in cases of work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
Although not life threatening, both episodic and chronic cases significantly reduce a person’s quality of life, and currently affect a sizeable portion of the population.
There are six particular ergonomic risk factors relating to cleaning: Read full article from here:
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 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 Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 comes into force on April 4, 2016. The new legislation does provide exemptions for volunteer organisations, associations and charities.
If you are running a charity or a volunteer organisation it is important to know where you fit under the new workplace health and safety law. Read full article from here: