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Kitchens and livestock don’t mix

Posted: May 20th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

This should be a lesson that no food business should learn the hard way: restaurant kitchens should be a no-go area for live animals… You would think that you wouldn’t need food safety training to realise that if there is a pigeon perched on the kitchen freezer then you could be heading for trouble. A Lambeth restaurant was caught out, however, when council inspectors visited in order to carry out an inspection of the premises. The presence of the pigeon… Read more »

Failure to heed warnings results in tragic accident

Posted: May 19th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

When an accident in 2007 left one man dead his employers identified the need for written safe system of work. Early the next year, an external health and safety consultant worked on a risk assessment and an action plan, but no action was taken. Just one year after the first tragic accident, another worker from a different site fell victim to a similar accident. When the hand-fed press he was working on suffered a mis-feed, the man climbed onto a… Read more »

Pests : what you should be looking for

Posted: May 18th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

If your food business doesn’t yet have a pest control programme, then you should waste no time in setting one up and ensuring regular checks of your premises. As summer approaches, conditions may be just right for pests to flourish and active infestations can quickly become very difficult to eradicate. In order for these checks to be effective, you will need to make sure that all members of staff receive the appropriate training. Those working in a supervisory capacity should… Read more »

Keeping an eye out for pests

Posted: May 17th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

It seems like stating the obvious to say that pests and food outlets don’t mix, but many businesses are jeopardised by infestations that can quickly become extensive and dangerous. As with any food safety measure, the pest control process needs to be managed and checked on a regular basis in order to ensure its efficacy. Members of staff should always remain vigilant to the signs of a potential infestation (droppings, larvae etc.), but those in a supervisory capacity should also… Read more »

Manchester caterers fined heavily for mouse infestation

Posted: May 17th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

You would think that a company claiming to provide quality bespoke catering would understand the importance of pest control, but a Greater Manchester specialist caterer has been heavily fined because of a rodent infestation discovered on its premises by food safety inspectors. City council officers were first alerted to the potential problem when a member of the public made a complaint, and when they visited they found that the concerns were confirmed. Mouse droppings were found all over the kitchen:… Read more »

Should the display of food hygiene ratings be mandatory ?

Posted: May 16th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

At the moment, the display of the ratings accorded by The Food Standards Agency to food outlets is purely voluntary. Businesses have the right to choose to keep their rating from the public if they so wish, although it should be mentioned that all scores are freely available on the FSA’s website. Any change to this would require a change in the legislation, and so the FSA continues to monitor public opinion as well as that of the businesses concerned…. Read more »

First Aid training provides vital skills

Posted: May 16th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

First aid training can equip people with much more than knowing how to put someone in the recovery position and administer CPR; a first aid at work course covers first aid priorities, managing incidents, basic life support, examination of a casualty, unconsciousness, control of bleeding, fractures, burns and scalds, common illnesses, heart attacks, eye injuries, dressings, recording and reporting, regulations and first aid kits. All of this information can prove invaluable in the event of an accident or illness, as… Read more »

The dangers of working at height

Posted: May 15th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Working at height presents obvious risks to those who undertake it, making it essential for employers to provide safety measures designed to reduce the risks that workers are exposed to. Unfortunately for a roofer from Porthleven, his employer had done little to ensure his safety when he asked him to undertake re-roofing works at an industrial building in Penryn. He died after falling through a fragile asbestos cement roof, falling eight metres to the floor below. He was taken to… Read more »

HSE reviews guidance on portable appliance testing

Posted: May 14th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The HSE have issued revised guidance regarding the electrical testing of portable appliances due to concerns that low-risk businesses are paying too much to have them tested yearly. It is thought that unnecessary electrical testing is costing low-risk businesses around thirty million pounds a year. Although the law does not currently stipulate yearly testing, companies offering the service sometimes encourage businesses to commit to annual testing that is over the top. The law does require businesses to maintain electrical equipment… Read more »

How Burnley scores in the new Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Posted: May 13th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A total of seven hundred and seven food outlets have now been inspected in the borough of Burnley and have had their scores issued in the roll-out of the Food Standards Agency’s new food hygiene rating scheme. 35% of Burnley food outlets scored a full five stars for ‘very good’ standards, while 573 obtained a ‘satisfactory’ score or higher. All results are available on the FSA’s website. While a large proportion of food outlets have scores that will reassure consumers,… Read more »

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