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Why a food hygiene qualification is essential for anyone starting a food business

Posted: October 4th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

When you start a food business, such as a café, catering company or a restaurant, for example, you are not legally required to undergo a formal food hygiene training course. However, you are required to meet all food safety regulations, and to ensure that anyone who works for you has all the relevant training they need. With this in mind, it could be a very good idea indeed for you and your colleagues/employees to attend a food hygiene awareness training… Read more »

Bradford meat cutting plant shut down over hygiene concerns

Posted: September 30th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A meat cutting plant in Bradford has been ordered to close by the local council’s environmental health team over fears that it is breaching food hygiene regulations. The West Yorkshire Lamb, Beef and Poultry plant was recently raided by officers from Bradford City Council, with a quantity of chicken, which can cause serious cases of food poisoning if not stored and prepared safely, being seized. The council has stated that the items seized had not been produced in “hygienic premises”…. Read more »

Ireland food safety authority reports rise in hygiene breaches in pubs and restaurants

Posted: September 29th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

According to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, the number of pubs, restaurants and other food businesses which have breached food hygiene regulations has risen this year. In total, 84 premises in Ireland have been served with closure orders by the authorities for food hygiene breaches. These have included everything from rodent infestations and filthy kitchens to a total lack of food safety management systems or food hygiene training for workers. Accumulated congealed grease and food debris have been discovered… Read more »

Jarrow business handed health and safety fine following worker injury

Posted: September 28th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

An engineering company in Jarrow has received a health and safety fine of £8,000 after it was found guilty of breaching health and safety regulations which led to worker getting injured. Back in July 2012, 19-year-old worker Jack Ward dislocated his knuckle and broke his index finger after attempting to polish a manual lathe component. It is believed that either Mr Ward’s gloves or emery cloth became entangled in the rotating parts of the lathe, pulling his hand into the… Read more »

Parents in Hull lack even basic first aid skills, according to charity

Posted: September 27th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

According to the first aid charity, St John Ambulance, many parents in Hull lack even basic first aid skills, which means that they may be unable to help their children in a medical emergency. The charity recently released figures showing that less than half of the parents in the region have the skills needed to save their child’s life, despite the fact that 29 per cent said that their child had experienced an incident requiring first aid during the summer… Read more »

Occupational health group expresses concern over safety of UK workplaces

Posted: September 26th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

In a recent letter to the Herald Scotland online publication, members of the Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group at the University of Stirling have expressed their concern over the state of health and safety in UK workplaces. Professor Andrew Watterson and seven of his academic colleagues expressed particular worries over the withdrawal by the government of routine inspections to check that relevant health and safety training, safe practises and the safeguarding of employees is taking place in many workplaces,… Read more »

Manchester health professionals devise innovative dementia training programme

Posted: September 25th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Health and social care professionals in Greater Manchester have teamed up with academics to come up with an innovative new care training programme for the treatment of people with dementia in hospitals. Along with NHS Trusts in Salford, Central Manchester and Bolton, the Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Manchester have worked together to develop the “Getting to Know Me” dementia training programme for hospital staff. The programme is designed to give general hospital… Read more »

Red Cross calls for all motorists to take first aid training

Posted: September 24th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The Red Cross has issued a call for all motorists to take basic first aid training, and to carry special equipment with them in their cars so that they can help people who have been involved in road accidents. The charity pointed out that the first people on the scene following crashes and collisions are usually other motorists, and that with the right first aid training, these bystanders could be doing a lot to save lives. As well as responding… Read more »

Poor safety measures in Russian hospital lead to fatal fire

Posted: September 23rd, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A fire at a psychiatric hospital for severely ill patients in the Novgorod region of Russia has killed 37 people, and officials are now claiming that the hospital had serious safety failings which may have led to the blaze. The fire broke out at the hospital, which housed around 60 patients, earlier this month. It started in the male ward and spread quickly throughout the hospital, which was of single storey, timber construction. A total of 37 people have been… Read more »

Food hygiene basics – preventing food poisoning pt.2

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

As we learnt in part 1 of this guide, food poisoning is often caused by contamination by harmful bacteria, which can multiply and spread in certain conditions. Now, let’s look at how bacteria can be controlled and killed, and how to prevent contamination in the first place. Controlling and killing bacteria through temperature Bacteria are not killed when they are frozen – they are simply kept in a state of suspended animation. When chilled, bacteria will multiply far less slowly…. Read more »

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