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Staff cuts could hit food safeguards

Food Safety

Staff cuts could hit food safeguards

Corin Williams21/01/2015 - 14:00

Local authorities could struggle to maintain service levels as the number of EHOs working in food standards and hygiene shrank by 3.2 per cent over the past two years, according to the Food Standards Agency.

Scottish EHOs get fixed penalty powers

Food Safety

Scottish EHOs get fixed penalty powers

Brian Baker21/01/2015 - 14:00

EHOs in Scotland will be able to issue fixed penalty notices for minor food safety offences under powers which come into effect in April.

Allergic teen died ‘after warning’ burger bar

Food Safety

Allergic teen died ‘after warning’ burger bar

Tom Wall21/01/2015 - 13:00

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Greater Manchester Police are investigating how an allergic teenager died after eating in a burger bar.

FSA may back tougher burger cooking rules

Food Safety

FSA may back tougher burger cooking rules

Corin Williams21/01/2015 - 14:00

The Food Standards Agency is to address the ‘growing confusion’ around restaurants serving burgers that are left pink in the middle, leading to the possibility of stricter cooking regimes.

Ministers agree to vote on plain packaging

Public Health

Ministers agree to vote on plain packaging

Brian Cowan23/01/2015 - 13:00

The CIEH has welcomed the government announcement that it will put regulations on the standardised plain packaging of cigarettes and other tobacco products to a vote in Parliament before the general election.

Ten ways beauty licensing protects the London public

Public Health

Ten ways beauty licensing protects the London public

Laurie Grasty21/01/2015 - 13:00

Laurie Grasty, chair of the London Special Treatments Group, outlines the benefits of the beauty licensing regime.

Unlicensed chain ‘could have harmed public’

Public Health

Unlicensed chain ‘could have harmed public’

Tom Wall21/01/2015 - 13:00

An unlicensed beauty chain that deliberately avoided London’s clinic licensing regime and allowed illegal practitioners to administer treatments such as laser hair removal has been fined £20,000.

Members can now join the new CIEH backed food specialist organisation

Food Safety

Members can now join the new CIEH backed food specialist organisation

Brian Cowan22/01/2015 - 9:00

The CIEH formally launched its new membership organisation The Institute of Food Safety, Integrity & Protection (TiFSiP) today.

EHOs: fracking application should be denied

Environmental Protection

EHOs: fracking application should be denied

Corin Williams21/01/2015 - 14:00

Lancashire County Council has recommended a planning application for two hydraulic fracturing sites be denied on grounds of noise pollution.

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