John McLaughlin, Consultant at STS, was shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious Best Auditor Award at the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (Sofht) Awards luncheon on 24 November 2011.
John was nominated and shortlisted for this award as recognition for his exceptional depth and breadth of expertise, and sheer dedication and contribution to the [...]
The words health and Safety often fill us with dread or a sense of ‘big brother’ and ‘officials legislating the fun out of our lives’. A lot of health and safety legislation has made its way onto head line news and has caused cynicism and even anti health and safety lobbying. Its often easy to [...]
As some of you may have heard, there has been a product recall for a Lloyd Grossman Korma sauce due to an outbreak of Clostridium botulinum. So far (at the time of writing), there have been two confirmed cases of botulism poisoning which may be linked to the Korma sauce, both of which are in [...]
Most of you, I am sure, have heard of Legionella and are aware of its dangers. However, knowing how to prevent it and ensuring you do not contract this form of pneumonia, is something most may not be completely certain about.
Since its discovery in 1976 at an American Legion meeting (hence its name), we have [...]
Welcome to the November legal activity update from STS. It is always useful to remind ourselves of why good food hygiene and health and safety standards should be maintained from a legal perspective (we are all aware of the positive benefits of a good reputation, returning customers and happy staff but need to remember that [...]
It’s the time of year when viral gastroenteritis is more prevalent. As this illness can be spread via food, STS guide you through how to safeguard against this threat to food businesses.
‘Viral gastroenteritis’ or ‘Winter Vomiting bug’ are general names for a variety of viruses which cause symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhoea, the most [...]