FOOD SAFETY / HACCP NEWS
Massive fines and prison sentences for food business operators
Tougher punishments came into force last year February, which carry substantial fines for businesses and custodial sentences for individuals who are convicted of breaking food safety regulations.
What is happening – The most striking change in food safety enforcement since 1974, is set to revolutionise and dramatically increase punishment for food safety and food hygiene offences. These new sentencing guidelines could possibly send you to prison and close your business due to a massive fine now based on your turnover.
Contact us for your training needs before it is too late.
RSPH study has shown:
54% of takeaways flouting allergy law
Four in five were not keeping a record of the allergens in their food and only one in 10 were able to actually produce their record when asked.
70 percent did not signpost where a customer could find information on the allergens in the food.
Contact us for your Allergy training.
Statutory food hygiene rating scheme has been extended
From 28 November 2014, trade to trade food businesses in Wales come within the scope of the Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Act.
Under this extension to the scheme, businesses such as food manufacturers and wholesale providers who sell food to other businesses will, for the first time, be given a food hygiene rating following their inspection by a local authority food safety officer.
Contact us for HACCP training to help improve you score.
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’.
HEALTH AND SAFETY NEWS
As from 1st Feb
Prompted by repeated concerns that courts lack consistency in their sentencing approach, often resulting in fines that are disproportionate to the financial resources of offenders and/or undermining the seriousness of offences, the new guidelines aim to give a clear framework to the courts. The guidelines are intended to send out a stark message that non-compliance will be met with very stiff financial penalties that are intended to have a real economic impact on organisations.
1.3 Million trades people at risk from dangers of asbestos
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
We are running a level 3 Health & Safety course in Oct/Nov. Please contact us for more details
Mike has just finished helping to write some new questions for level 2 courses for a major awarding body
We are running a level 3 HACCP course in Aug. Please contact us for more details
Mike has been asked to review a new set of exam papers for a major awarding body
We are pleased to say Mike has now been made a Affiliate Member of the CIEH
MB Training are please to now offer the Level 2 Customer service course
Mike has so far completed over 14 Hrs of CPD this year
Mike has been asked again to do a review of courses for a large awarding body
MB Training (Mike) is now a member of TiFSiP – The Institute for Food Safety Integrity & Protection.
Mike is a Food Safety examiner for a major awarding body (this will not have an impact on training course we offer).
Mike is a member of the CIEH Advisory service (this will not have an impact on training course we offer).
New fines come into force 1st Feb 2016. the new fines cover both Health & Safety along with Food Safety. Make sure you have the correct training.
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