It was the summer holidays – there was no news to report – we had the horsemeat – we tried the TB meat but that didn’t get much mileage – let’s bash EHOs and the Food Standards Agency about preventing the English eating their meat rare.
The Mail headline was “How health police are making rare [...]
STS share five tips on how to do well with your food safety and/or health and safety inspections and audits…
Food safety management systems based on HACCP and Health and Safety Policies must be reviewed ‘periodically’ by law. Make sure that your food safety and health and safety management systems are relevant, up to [...]
Diners were poisoned after eating contaminated mussels harvested from beds from the Shetland. The vast majority of the 70 cases reported occurred this year at two restaurants in London between 13 and 15 July. Diners reported acute nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and fever within 30 minutes of eating mussels contaminated with marine bio-toxins. The [...]
Londoners face an unacceptable postcode lottery when it comes to food hygiene in food business England and Wales. The analysis of 369,000 food premises showed the borough of Bexley in London had six of the ten worst postcodes for food hygiene rating in the country and 45% of eateries inspected in DA7 rated lower than [...]
Salmonella infections are on the decrease, but this pathogen is still the second biggest cause of foodborne illness in the UK. The number of reported illnesses peak during the summer months because people get infected whilst on holiday and there is a greater chance high risk foods are not kept at the correct temperature. But [...]
Physical contamination in food can be objectionable or harmful. Unfortunate customers have found hideous objects in food, including complete knives baked in bread, live frogs and insects in bags of salad, dead rodents in tinned food and even a dirty syringe in a burger. Failure to identify the risk of physical contamination and effectively control [...]