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Renfrewshire businesses win food hygiene awards

Posted: July 16th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Six businesses in Renfrewshire have been recognised with prestigious food hygiene awards, after demonstrating a commitment to exceptional food safety training, measures and practices. The establishments to receive the Eat Safe Award, a scheme run by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), include: • The Rowantree Café in Barshaw Park, Paisley • Capability Scotland’s Corseford School in Kilbarchan • Walkinshaw Court in Johnstone • Three sheltered accommodation units run by Hanover Housing Each of the organisations honoured by the scheme were… Read more »

Residents moved from Shefford care home after damning inspection report

Posted: July 15th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Some of the residents in a care home in the Bedfordshire town of Shefford have been moved to other local care homes following a damning report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on standards at the facility. The twelve elderly residents of the Lavender House dementia unit at the Meppershall Care Home have been temporarily relocated as a result of recent findings. A CQC inspection in May 2013 found a total of 11 breaches of care and welfare standards, with… Read more »

First aid advice – how to stay safe in the sun this summer

Posted: July 15th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Now that summer is here, we’re all enjoying the sunshine and the warm temperatures. However, this time of year can bring with it a few dangers, such as sunburn and heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and sunstroke. To stay safe in the sun, follow these tips: • Wear sun cream and reapply it every hour or so • Wear sun cream even if there are occasional windy or cloudy periods on an otherwise sunny day • Wear a hat,… Read more »

More businesses displaying food hygiene ratings

Posted: July 14th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

New research has found that more food businesses than ever before are displaying ratings in their windows as part of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS). The scheme, which covers England, Wales and Northern Ireland, aims to give customers an insight into standards of food hygiene training and practices in food businesses. Businesses are inspected by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), which carried out the latest study, and given a rating. This is then displayed to the public. A recent… Read more »

Fashion companies team up to ensure Bangladesh garment factories are safe

Posted: July 14th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Following the catastrophic collapse of a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in April, when more than 1,000 people lost their lives, fashion companies from all over the world have teamed up to ensure that all factories that make their clothes are safe to work in. In total, 70 fashion companies and brands have agreed to inspect their garment factory suppliers in Bangladesh. The retailers, most of whom are European, include Marks & Spencer, Calvin Klein, H&M and Tommy Hilfiger. Over… Read more »

Derbyshire teachers and school staff urged to get first aid training

Posted: July 13th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A national first aid charity is encouraging all teachers and school staff in the Derbyshire area to use their training days, also known as inset days, to undergo first aid training courses. Last year, around 240 people in Derbyshire took part in the first aid inset training day organised by St John Ambulance, where they learnt life-saving skills. The call for teachers and school staff to do the same this year has been backed by the Derby Telegraph, which is… Read more »

Food hygiene advice for community groups

Posted: July 12th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Community groups can be a hugely positive force in a town or city. However, as many of the activities that community groups organise and participate in involve food, such as feeding the homeless or selling food products to raise money for charitable causes, food hygiene is very important. Many community groups rely on the help of volunteers, many of whom won’t have undergone any form of food hygiene training. If the group fails to teach its volunteers about food safety… Read more »

Care home gets the all-clear after norovirus scare

Posted: July 12th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home in the Cumbrian town of Whitehaven has now been given the all-clear by environmental health officers after five of its residents appeared to be the latest victims of the norovirus bug that is sweeping the area. The alarm was raised when five residents of the Bethel House care home seemed to have symptoms of the highly contagious norovirus bug. However, afters tests were carried out, norovirus was ruled out and the illness was put down to a… Read more »

Fried chicken restaurant owner fined £4,000 for food hygiene violations

Posted: July 11th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The former owner of a takeaway restaurant in the Milton Keynes town of Bletchley has been fined a whopping £4,000 in a local Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to breaching food hygiene regulations. Mr Mohammad Rashid, who formerly owned the Tasty Fried Chicken restaurant, was prosecuted after officers from the council’s environmental health team visited the premises and found a number of problems. During the visit, which was prompted by a complaint, officers found that the standard of cleanliness throughout… Read more »

Sandringham Estate could face HSE prosecution following worker injury

Posted: July 10th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The Sandringham Estate owned by the Queen could be facing prosecution over health and safety failings after a gardener fell into a lake on a ride-on lawnmower. The incident took place when the garden worker, 30, fell into Lower Lake on the premises whilst using a ride-on lawnmower, which then pinned him down under the water. He was underwater for a number of minutes, according to the police, and he suffered “life-threatening” injuries. The latest reports suggest that he is… Read more »

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