Author Archive: theEHP

I qualified as an Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP) 1999. Between 1999 and 2003 I worked in Local Authority Private Sector Housing Departments as an Environmental Health Practitioner where I specialised in housing.

I started working as a Housing Consultant in 2001 and left Local Government in 2003.

I have a BSc Hons in Environmental Health and a PG Dip in Housing. I am currently studying a PG Dip in Surveying.

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and a Student Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

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Environmental Protection: Repeat noise offenders prosecuted by city council

Environmental Protection: Repeat noise offenders prosecuted by city council

| 20 August, 2014 | 19:33 | Reply

Cambridge City Council has acted to protect residents from antisocial behaviour by prosecuting two people for breaching noise abatement notices.

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Food Safety: Chips are down for city take-away

Food Safety: Chips are down for city take-away

| 20 August, 2014 | 17:35 | Reply

A complaint about a deep fried cockroach found in the bottom of a bag of chips led to a discovery of shocking food hygiene conditions at a city take-away, including an infestation of rats.

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Food Safety: Birmingham takeaway owner fined after mice infestation

Food Safety: Birmingham takeaway owner fined after mice infestation

| 20 August, 2014 | 17:17 | Reply

A boss of a Birmingham takeaway forced to closed after a mice infestation was found guilty of five offences under the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 at Birmingham Magistrates Court.

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Public Health: Birmingham furniture firm fined £11,250

Public Health: Birmingham furniture firm fined £11,250

| 20 August, 2014 | 16:53 | Reply

A Birmingham business and its director were ordered to pay a total of £15,613 after pleading guilty to 15 offences each under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 and the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988.

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Food Safety: PHE investigating national outbreak of Salmonella

Food Safety: PHE investigating national outbreak of Salmonella

| 20 August, 2014 | 16:38 | Reply

Public Health England (PHE) is investigating a national outbreak of a type of Salmonella Enteritidis which has affected 156 people.

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Housing: Over 1 in 3 homeless families in London in temporary housing

Housing: Over 1 in 3 homeless families in London in temporary housing

| 20 August, 2014 | 16:26 | Reply

Thousands of families across the capital are stuck in housing limbo for years on end, a Shelter investigation has revealed.

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Webinar: Food Safety Culture

Webinar: Food Safety Culture

| 20 August, 2014 | 15:46 | Reply

This webinar starts with a presentation by Jude Hutchinson on Food Safety Culture and is followed by a discussion about the topic. Length 43:10.

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Food Safety: Bognor Regis restaurant fined for food hygiene offences

Food Safety: Bognor Regis restaurant fined for food hygiene offences

| 17 August, 2014 | 19:27 | Reply

On 20th May 2014 three people were convicted of licencing offences at Chichester Magistrates Court. The trio had operated a premise called Whites Steakhouse situated by Bognor Regis Railway Station other than in accordance with the premises licence.

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Food Safety: Mobile Butcher found guilty of food hygiene offences

Food Safety: Mobile Butcher found guilty of food hygiene offences

| 17 August, 2014 | 19:12 | Reply

On Wednesday 23 July 2014 at Worthing Magistrates Court, Mr Jeremy Ireland of I & J Meats, Littlehampton pleaded guilty to seven offences under the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006, and was fined £2,100.00 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £1,525.81 and victim surcharge of £30, giving a total of £3,665.81.

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Food Safety: Campylobacter survey results published

Food Safety: Campylobacter survey results published

| 17 August, 2014 | 18:52 | Reply

The FSA have published the first set of quarterly results from a new survey of Campylobacter on fresh shop-bought chickens. The results show 59% of birds tested positive for the presence of Campylobacter. In 4% of samples Campylobacter was identified on the outside of the packaging.

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Housing: Landlord fined £12,000 for not applying for a licence

Housing: Landlord fined £12,000 for not applying for a licence

| 17 August, 2014 | 16:55 | Reply

A London-based landlord has been fined for renting out a flat without a selective licence.

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Food Safety: The Vale successfully prosecute Cottage Bakery in Penarth

Food Safety: The Vale successfully prosecute Cottage Bakery in Penarth

| 17 August, 2014 | 16:55 | Reply

Mr Les Middleton, the operator of Cottage Bakery, Penarth, was found guilty of four offences under food hygiene regulations at a hearing at Cardiff Magistrates Court.

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Food Safety: Northwich restaurant prosecuted

Food Safety: Northwich restaurant prosecuted

| 17 August, 2014 | 16:54 | Reply

A fast food restaurant in Northwich has been prosecuted for selling undercooked food which was eaten by a three-year-old child.

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Environmental Protection: Woman fined over dumped bin bags

Environmental Protection: Woman fined over dumped bin bags

| 17 August, 2014 | 16:54 | Reply

A woman has been ordered to pay more than £700 following a landmark fly-tipping prosecution by Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

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Environmental Protection: Council resorts to court action over rubbish

Environmental Protection: Council resorts to court action over rubbish

| 17 August, 2014 | 16:53 | Reply

A woman who failed to clear mounds of rubbish from around her home has been ordered to pay more than £900 in fines and fees.

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Jobs: Higher Certificate Food Officer or Environmental Health Officer

Jobs: Higher Certificate Food Officer or Environmental Health Officer

| 13 August, 2014 | 07:24 | Reply

Specialism: Food Safety
Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience
Location: Cambridgeshire

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Jobs: Food Safety Officer

Jobs: Food Safety Officer

| 12 August, 2014 | 21:27 | Reply

Specialism: Food Safety
Salary: TBC per Inspection
Location: London

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Jobs: Environmental Health Officer/Technical Officer – Enviro Protection

Jobs: Environmental Health Officer/Technical Officer – Enviro Protection

| 12 August, 2014 | 21:23 | Reply

Specialism: Pollution
Salary: £30 – £34 per Hour
Location: South East

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