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How first aid training saved a toddler’s life

Posted: April 21st, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A toddler from Middlesbrough had a stroke of luck that saved her life after having a seizure at her home. Her grandmother had carried the unconscious girl into the street outside the house in a desperate attempt to get help. Luckily, she was seen by a bin man who was on his rounds. Even luckier, the thirty four year old man had recently completed a first aid training course. He reacted quickly and decisively, administering the kiss of life before… Read more »

All that glitters cannot be eaten

Posted: April 21st, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The Food Standards Agency has released a warning over glitter and other decorative elements used on baked products. It is advising both food businesses and consumers to avoid using products that are marked non-toxic or for ‘food contact’, as they may unsuitable for consumption. As the cup-cake comeback continues the demand for food products that are decorated with glitters and dusts is also increasing. Decorative designs are increasingly elaborate and imaginative, but that has also resulted in the use of… Read more »

Sushi causes salmonella outbreak in U.S.

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

Sushi has been growing in popularity in recent years, and has become a familiar sight in sandwich bars and supermarket sandwich aisles. It is easy to forget, however, that eating raw fish can be risky. A fish processor in California has been forced to recall nearly twenty seven thousand kilograms of yellowfin tuna products recently, due to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning. The products are sold to restaurants and supermarkets rather than to individuals, but this may make it more… Read more »

Food poisoning can make itself felt long after infection

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

Eight months after contracting campylobacter from her hotel restaurant in Spain, one woman is still feeling the effects of her bout of food poisoning. She was on an all-inclusive luxury holiday in Spain, a popular type of holiday with us Brits, when she fell ill shortly after eating a chicken kebab and salad. When she began to experience cramps, sickness and diarrhoea, the woman took to her bed and was unable to leave her room for days. When a doctor… Read more »

Fall from cherry picker results in fine for employer

Posted: April 19th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A construction worker had a very narrow escape when he fell from the cage of the cherry picker he was working on in an incident of March last year. The dramatic accident saw the worker fall four metres from the cage, into the path of a moving bus. He was dragged for fifteen metres partially under the bus before the driver noticed that something was amiss and came to a halt. The worker suffered from severe injuries to his head,… Read more »

£2000 fine for restaurant in south London

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

A restaurant in Norbury, south London has been fined £2,000 following an inspection by food safety officials. The owner has also been fined more than three thousand pounds in court costs, making this an expensive way to be told your kitchen is too dirty. Inspectors found numerous breaches of food hygiene regulations, despite a number of visits, including: • A failure to elaborate and implement a food safety management system • A failure to provide staff with food safety training… Read more »

20% of supermarket chickens carry campylobacter

Posted: April 17th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Three years ago, the Food Standards Agency found that 65% of chickens sold in supermarkets were infected with the bug campylobacter. Now, the consumer group Which? Have repeated the lab tests and come up with a new figure. According to their results, one in five chickens (either whole or in parts) sold in supermarkets carries the common bug that is responsible for many of the cases of food poisoning in the UK every year. If a person contracts the bug,… Read more »

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Posted: April 16th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 sets out all the fire safety duties employers and employees must comply with in order to reduce the risk of fire and injury from fire in the workplace. It covers everything from risk assessments to safety assistance and fire safety training. It states that the responsible person must ensure that his employees are provided with adequate safety training both when they enter into employment with the company and if or when they are… Read more »

Welsh care home closed by court

Posted: April 15th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Magistrates in Llanelli granted an emergency cancellation of the registration of a private care home in Camarthenshire, following a Welsh government application on Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) advice. The twenty-two residents of the care home, some of whom are suffering from dementia, were found to be potentially at risk in their residence. These are extreme measures, requiring contingency plans regarding the care of the residents over the bank holiday weekend. Indeed, this type of intervention occurs only… Read more »

Possible £115,000 fine for food safety breaches

Posted: April 14th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A hotel in the forest of Dean and its owner are facing prosecution for a total of twenty three counts of failure to comply with food hygiene regulations. Seven of these failures relate to food hygiene compliance notices that had been issued to the business previously. Inspectors found that warnings had been ignored, however, as they discovered: • That the absence of adequate cleaning throughout the kitchen had resulted in a build up of grease, dirt and food remains. •… Read more »

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