Top 10 Article 2013I have compiled a list of 2013′s top 10 articles on theEHP. This list has been complied by analysing the most viewed articles on the site.

1. theEHP Statistical Release 2012 (Updated 1-3-13)

theEHP consistently reported on Local Authority prosecutions. As part of our 2012 review, we have carried out an analysis of Environmental Health prosecution.

2. Health & Safety: Tesco to pay over £59,000 for two serious accidents

The action follows investigations of 2 serious accidents at the Tesco’s Beaumont Leys Store. The first involved a member of the public (Angela Pownall) being hit whilst shopping in the store, by a pallet truck that was being pulled by a Tesco’s employee. The second involved the main entrance door to the Petrol Filling Station collapsing on a Tesco’s employee (Linda Porter) when she opening up at the start of day. (Photos on Flickr)

3. Food Safety: HPA Study shows poor hygiene practices at mobile food vendors

Research from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that food, water, chopping boards, cleaning cloths and security wristbands sampled from mobile and outdoor food vendors were contaminated with a range of bacteria including E.coli. This bacteria, which originates from human or animal faeces indicates either poor hygiene, undercooking or cross-contamination in the kitchen.

4. Housing: Case Summary – Islington LBC v Unite Group Plc

This Case Summary outlines a recent judgement that considered whether a five-storey block of purpose built self-contained flats required a HMO licence. The building contained a shop to the ground floor and a number of self contained flats in multiple occupation to the upper four floors (by Mike Warren).

5. Housing: Leeds Landlord fined £9,000 for ignoring fire safety

A Leeds landlord has felt the heat after being fined over £9,000 for consistently ignoring fire safety warnings from the council on a privately rented property.

6. Environmental Protection: Ombudsman criticises Derbyshire Dales over noise complaint

Derbyshire Dales Council has been criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman for failing to tackle noise problems from a business, owned by a former Councillor.

7. theEHP’s Top 10 Environmental Health Books

We have compiled a list of the 10 most popular environmental health books. This list is based on an analysis of purchases and clicks through to the Amazon store.

8. theEHP’s Top 10 RPT Decisions

We have compiled a list of 2012′s ten most popular RPT Decisions on theEHP. This list has been complied by analysing the most viewed articles on the site.

9. Food Safety: Street Spice Festival outbreak investigation concludes

Health experts from Public Health England (PHE) and Newcastle City Council have concluded their investigation into the outbreak of illness associated with the Street Spice Festival, held in Newcastle between 28 February and 2 March 2013.

10. Housing: NLA Demands licence fee refunds

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has written to all local authorities in England after recent court judgements have clarified issues over the licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and how local licensing fees should be determined.