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Nearly 93% of Fylde food outlets score 3 stars for food safety

Posted: February 2nd, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The new food hygiene rating system that is currently being rolled out by the Food Standards Agency has been designed to inform consumers about the conditions in which their food is prepared and handled. This allows them to choose to go elsewhere if an establishment scores badly, thus reducing their risk of food poisoning. Inspections of restaurants, bars and eateries in Fylde, Lancashire, began last year and have revealed that very few of them provide cause for concern. Almost 93%… Read more »

Infection Control Training Courses

Posted: February 2nd, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Infection Control forms part of the Care Training offered by Tutorcare and is essential to the wellbeing of care clients and patients, as well as staff. Aimed at all staff working within the care environment, this course will help employees understand the importance of hygienic practices as well as how to maintain them. One element of the course that may seem elementary but is of the utmost importance is hand washing. This is an act that many of us may… Read more »

Hampshire company to pay £125,000 for death of delivery driver

Posted: February 1st, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Adam Millichip was less than thirty years old when he lost his life while at work. He was a delivery driver, and on 16th November 2007, he had driven a lorry loaded with pallets of sheet steel. He was waiting by the lorry while a forklift truck unloaded the pallets, when one of the pallets struck him on the chest. The force from the one tonne pallet crushed his chest and caused major organ failure. The father of one died… Read more »

FSA public attitudes tracker reveals concerns over food safety

Posted: February 1st, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Any business that serves or prepares food should ensure that food hygiene and safety is an absolute priority. Preventing outbreaks of food poisoning is not only essential in terms of public health, but also in terms of a business’ chances of survival. Most cases of food poisoning are relatively mild, but for those who are very young or old or have compromised immune systems, food poisoning can have devastating and even fatal consequences. If a business is shown to be… Read more »

Five star food rating for tea brewery

Posted: January 31st, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A tea brewery in Alnwick has been rewarded for their emphasis on hygiene and cleanliness by being awarded the maximum score of five stars in a national food hygiene rating scheme. The business was assessed on various aspects: • Food hygiene and safety • Structure and cleaning • Confidence in management The outstanding score demonstrates an excellent level of compliance with food safety legislation and regulations. The Maître T at Bari Tea has stated that hygiene and food safety has… Read more »

Advocates’ lounge closed in London following contamination fears

Posted: January 31st, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon 1

The Advocates’ lounge at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London has been closed following reports that food being served there ‘smelled a bit off’. An investigation has now been launched into a suspected case of food contamination, and all members of staff have been suspended. There have been unconfirmed reports that the food was in fact contaminated with urine, and that traces have been detected in salads, sandwiches and soups. The investigation is being run jointly by the Council and the… Read more »

£54,000 fine for Greenwich Chinese restaurant

Posted: January 30th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Owners of a Chinese restaurant in Greenwich have been punished for the third time over breaches of food safety regulations. In February 2010, the restaurant was fined £13,500 for poor hygiene standards. In April 2011, council inspectors arrived unannounced and proceeded to close the restaurant when they found evidence of a mouse infestation. Droppings were found near food and plates and inside a roll of cling film. This time the restaurant owners have been given the largest fine ever handed… Read more »

Worcester factory failed to protect workers despite previous accidents

Posted: January 30th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

There is little point in carrying out a risk assessment unless the findings will be acted upon. This seems like an obvious comment to make, and yet a factory in Worcester failed to act on the findings of one of its own risk assessments of a die-cast machine. Blow backs of molten aluminium are foreseeable, although unpredictable, and they represent a grave danger to those working on or around the machine. The factory in question had experienced three blow backs… Read more »

Why AED equipment and training can save lives

Posted: January 29th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

When a person suffers a heart attack or goes into cardiac arrest, the chances of successful defibrillation decrease by between seven and ten per cent with every minute that passes. Administering measured electric shocks during CPR can increase the chances of survival and yet requires specific equipment and training. Automated External Defibrillation first aid training would allow an appointed first aider to administer this life support treatment in the cases of cardiac arrest in the workplace. Tutorcare can also provide… Read more »

Thomas Cook to pay compensation for case of salmonella in Turkey

Posted: January 29th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A couple who both contracted food poisoning during an all-inclusive holiday in Turkey have accepted a five-figure settlement from holiday company Thomas Cook. The couple both began to display the symptoms of food poisoning a few days before they were due to fly home, but a representative of the holiday company apparently warned them that seeing a doctor on-site would result in hefty fees. But, by the time the couple reached the UK, one of them was passing blood and… Read more »

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