FOOD SAFETY / HACCP NEWS
Food retailer put out of business for hygiene breaches
The owner of a food outlet in Radyr has been prosecuted by officers from Cardiff’s Environmental Health section, fined a total of £3900, ordered to pay costs of £400 and a victim surcharge, following persistent breaches of food hygiene regulations. In addition, A Prohibition Order was made preventing him from managing a food business premises.
New legislation – Allergy Control in Foods
From 13 December 2014, food businesses in the UK will have to follow new rules in labelling pre-packed foods and non-prepacked (loose) foods. This is part of the European Food Regulation coming into force.
The new rules require food businesses to provide information on the presence of any of the 14 listed allergens, if added or used as ingredients in food.
Contact us about the new Level 3 Allergen course. We are one of only a few independent Training companies to be able to offer the new ‘ International Level 3 Award in Managing Allergens in Catering’.
Joint prosecution leads to suspended prison sentence
Hull takeaway owner has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment suspended for two years following a joint prosecution by environmental health and police relating to food safety offences and perverting the course of justice.
HEALTH AND SAFETY NEWS
Health & Safety poster
If you still have the old style Health & Safety Law poster (1999 version) it must be replaced by the latest poster (or pocket card version for each employee) by 5th April this year at the latest. To download the free health and safety law leaflets and pocket cards visit: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/lawposter.htm.
Tradespeople, including construction workers, carpenters and painters and decorators, could come into contact with deadly asbestos on average more than 100 times a year* according to a new survey commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)**.
Port Talbot company in court over worker’s head injuries
A Port Talbot manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered serious injuries when her head became trapped between two machines.
COSHH signage has changed (1st Oct 13)
Did you know the legislation regarding COSHH Health & Safety Signage has changed? Hazardous Substances are used more often than you might think. Hair dressers, Dry Cleaners, Bakers, Engineers – make sure you comply with the law. COSHH safety signs have been changed and by 2015 the old style signs will be no longer be legal. Keep your company safe and up to date.
MB TRAINING NEWS
Mike has been asked and has accepted the post of Food Safety examiner for the RSPH (this will not have an impact on training course we offer)
Mike has been asked and has accepted a post on the CIEH Advisory service (this will not have an impact on training course we offer)
Mike has again been in London writing exam questions for an awarding body.
Mike has just attended trainer events for new courses.
Level 3 Award Food Safety Culture
Level 2 Food Safety for Logistics
These new course will be available from Mid October 2014
Training courses starting soon
level 4 Food Safety course , 28th, 29th, Oct 3rd, 4th 5th Nov with the exam 18th Nov.
Level 3 Award in Food Allergen Management 10th Dec
Allergen Awareness 17th Dec
If you would like further details or to book a place please contact us
MB Training was a pleasure to deal with. Very good communication and information throughout the booking process. The trainer was very professional and good at facilitating learning. – Jannine Nicholas – Order of St John Wales
MB Training have delivered training here for many years. Our staff feel comfortable with the trainer who is experienced in adult learning techniques. MB Training offer a range of well established courses and we have appreciated the integrity of the trainer and the ability of the trainer to shape the courses to apply specifically to our production needs ie making it more bespoke, whilst at the same time, maintaining externally benchmarked standards. – Dr Alison J Simmons, Compliance training process officer Glaxo Smith Kline
Mike delivered a Level 4 Food Safety for Manufacturing course to our Technical and Production team over the period of one week. His presentation of the information and the structure of the training sessions was such that we managed to pack a great deal into each day leaving us time to digest and reflect on the information as well as consider the exam which was looming at the end of the week!! Everyone who attended the course enjoyed the sessions and the manner in which Mike engaged with his audience. I would certainly use MB Training again for this type of activity in the future. –Richard Mynott, Executive General Manager, Brace’s Bakery Limited