• Food Safety Legislation

    Food Safety Management legislation is now based on the traceability of food, and control of any potential hazards, in order to limit the possibility of food poisoning outbreaks. It is based on HACCP principles ie. a system where monitoring checks and controls are put in place with the aim of reducing or eliminating potential food safety risks. It is recommended by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) that those involved in the implementation of a HACCP system have a minimum of Level 2 training in Food Safety and HACCP.

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  • Health & Safety Legislation

    The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states it is a legal obligation for employers of five or more staff to have a written health and safety policy in place.

    The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 states it is a legal obligation for employers of five or more staff to have written risk assessments in place.

     

     

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  • MB Training

    Established in 2003 and based in Cwmbran, South Wales, MB Training offers a variety of courses including Food Safety, HACCP and Health and Safety at all levels. MB Training is an accredited training centre with CIEH, HABC and RSPH.  We specialise in delivering courses on-site at clients’ premises, with flexible days and times to suit the clients’ needs.  A consistency of quality and approach is guaranteed, and results over the past eight years reflect this in an overall pass rate of 98%.

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FOOD SAFETY / HACCP NEWS

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

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.

 1.3 million tradespeople 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

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.

Training courses starting soon

We are running the following courses over the first few months in 2015:

Level 3 EaT (PTTLS / Train-the-Trainer) start 21st Jan

Level 3 Allergy control 29nd  Jan

Level 2 HACCP 12th Feb

Level 2 Health & Safety 17th Feb

Level 2 Food Safety Logistics (anyone who transports food in any way) 20th Feb

Level 3 Food Safety Culture 23rd Feb

Allergen Awareness Jan 2015 (Date TBC)

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