Welcome to theEHP’s newsletter issue 110. View the online version here.

In this weeks newsletter you will find a webinar, rouge landlord interview, raw chicken advice & prosecutions.

 LA Prosecution Stats 2013
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Local Authority Prosecution Statistics 2013
The 2013 Local Authority prosecution statistics and now been published. The report is an analysis of Local Authority prosecutions identified or reported to theEHP for the calendar year 2013 and focuses on the financial penalties awarded as a result of Local Authority prosecutions. Get the full report here.

The Food Hygiene Rating System Webinar
Steve Pepper is organising a Hangout on air Webinar on the Food Hygiene Rating System on Tuesday the 1st of July at 7.00pm. If anyone would like to join the panel then please just message Steve and he will arrange an invite. He is particularly interested to hear from anyone that works in Wales to get their opinion of how mandatory display works.

You can sign up to the event here.

The previous webinar, ‘Food Information Regulations 2014’, is available to watch here. This webinar, hosted by Steve Pepper (Food Safety and Health & Safety Consultant), took place on 10th June. He was joined by guests David Newsum (an expert in Food Safety) and myself.

Deal of the Week
The new 8th Edition of Bassett’s Environmental Health Procedures is available from £73.51 (Up to 23% off). You can get it on Amazon here.

Looking forward to seeing you at theEHP.


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Environmental Protection

Food Safety: Selby Council prosecutes landlord over hygiene and noise problems
A public house in Selby has been prosecuted by Selby District Council for failing to comply with food hygiene regulations and breaching noise regulations.

Environmental Protection: Garage owner fined over trading & waste offences
THE owner of a Middlesbrough car repair business has been hit with the maximum possible court fine for trading and waste offences.

Environmental Protection: Restaurant owner fined for allowing rubbish to be dumped
The owner of an Indian restaurant in Lea Marston, Mr Lutfur Rahman, has been fined £981 at Nuneaton Magistrates Court for using an unauthorised waste carrier to dispose of his rubbish.

Environmental Protection: Rubbish dumpers prosecuted
Two fly tippers have been fined for dumping waste in front of the house they were working on in Scarborough last year.

Environmental Protection: Couple prosecuted for noisy dogs
A couple have been ordered to pay a total of more than £1,700 in fines and costs for breaching a noise abatement notice by allowing their two dogs to persist in barking noisily.

Environmental Protection: Successful fly-tipping prosecution
A man from Weston-super-Mare has been ordered to pay thousands of pounds in costs and given a four week curfew after pleading guilty to flytipping.

Environmental Protection: Successful fly-tipping prosecution
Newport City Council has successfully prosecuted a man for fly-tipping in the city.

Environmental Protection: Hull company prosecuted for illegally dumping waste
The owner of Supreme Solutions has been prosecuted for employing an unregistered person to remove waste from their property.

Food Safety

Food Safety: Takeaway Owners Fined for Selling Pizza Containing Cling Film
THE OWNERS of a Reading food business have been fined over £4,000 and ordered to pay almost £5,000 in costs after two young children choked on cling film found in a take away pizza (Photo on Flickr).

Food Safety: Bull and Butcher prosecuted for food hygiene offences
The owner of The Bull and Butcher at Corley, Mrs Anne Huckvale, has been fined at Nuneaton Magistrates Court for a number of food hygiene offences.

Food Safety: Eggs business fined for food hygiene offences
The owner of a Pembrokeshire free-range egg packing station pleaded guilty to three food hygiene offences when he appeared before a Judge at the Magistrates Court in Haverfordwest.

Food Safety: FSA – Don’t Wash Raw Chicken
The FSA has issued a call for people to stop washing raw chicken to reduce the risk of contracting campylobacter, a potentially dangerous form of food poisoning.

Food Safety: Risk from Salmonella and norovirus in berries
Rainfall, the use of contaminated water for irrigation or for applying pesticides, and contaminated equipment are among the factors that cause contamination of berries with Salmonella and norovirus.

Food Safety: Stamford takeaway manager fined
The manager of a Stamford takeaway has been ordered to pay over £4,000 for persistent breaches of food hygiene laws.

Food Safety: Pembrokeshire take-away fined for hygiene offences
The former owner of a Haverfordwest take-away pleaded guilty to five food hygiene offences when he appeared before Magistrates in Haverfordwest.

Food Safety: Takeaway owner fined for hygiene breaches
THE owner of a Middlesbrough takeaway has been fined after breaching food hygiene rules (Photos on Flickr).

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Health & Safety

Health & Safety: Company fined after car park tragedy
The managers of a Kendal car park have been fined £95,000 and ordered to pay £50,000 costs following the death of a pensioner who was hit by a delivery van.


Housing: Oxford City Council discuss rouge landlords on Radio 4′s PM
Adrian Chowns, HMO Enforcement Team Manager for Oxford City Council, appeared on BBC Radio 4′s PM Programme on 26th June. He discussed the conditions tenants are being subjected to in HMO`s and the issues facing Local Authorities when dealing with rogue landlords.

Housing: Littlehampton landlord fined for HMO Licensing offences
Littlehampton landlord, Mr Ali Ben Karboub (74), who is also known as Alex Karboub, of 3 River Road, Littlehampton, pleaded guilty at Worthing Magistrates’ Court to two offences under The Housing Act 2004 in relation to the licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

Housing: Big bill for illegally converted house
A man who converted his house into two flats without planning permission before renting them out for £1,500 per month has been ordered to pay £35,225.

Housing: Oxford landlord prosecuted for failing to maintain a HMO
A landlord has been fined over £2450 for failing to maintain his licensed House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

Housing: Oxford Landlord prosecuted for failing to maintain a property
William Edwards was prosecuted after Oxford City Council officers found that the property he was renting out in Dene Road was in a poor state of repair.

Housing: Landlord pays for failing to license HMO
Failing to apply for a licence to operate a privately rented house in multiple occupation has cost a Weston-super-Mare landlord hundreds of pounds in fines and costs.

Public Health

Public Health: Cafe owner hauled over the coals for smoking
A Sheffield shisha cafe owner has been prosecuted by Sheffield City Council for allowing smoking inside his premises.

Public Health: Man ordered to pay £575 for failing to pick up after his dogs
THE council’s crackdown on dog fouling has netted its first result after a Rugby man was ordered to pay £575 by magistrates.


Webinar: Food Information Regulations 2014
This webinar, hosted by Steve Pepper (Food Safety and Health & Safety Consultant), took place on 10th June. He was joined by guests David Newsum (an expert in Food Safety) and Mark Williams (Housing Consultant).

Review: Fire Risk Assessment Training Course
On 27th May 2014 I attended the Fire Risk Assessment training course organised by Oxford City Council, in association with the Fire Protection Association. This is a short review of that course.

RPT Decisions