Welcome to theEHP’s newsletter issue 113. View the online version here.
In this weeks newsletter you will find a webinar, the FSA’s Annual Science Report & prosecutions.
|[relatedPosts title=”Related Posts”]|
After a much needed break to recharge the batteries, theEHP’s Newsletter is back.
This weeks feature article is all about Ebola. Public Health England have issues a press release stating that they are work with government colleagues to ensure the UK remains alert to, and prepared for, the risk of Ebola. They go on to highlight that the overall risk of Ebola to the UK remains low. There is a link at the end of the article that provides a wide range of guidance and information about Ebola. View the article here.
For those who enjoy the video content on theEHP, two new Webinars have been released. During the first webinar, E.coli O157 update, we did experience some technical issues, but it still worth a watch. The second webinar, Food Information Regulations (Allergens), was recorded this Tuesday.
Looking forward to seeing you at theEHP.
View the latest edition of Just Jobs on theEHP here.
Environmental Protection: Croydon prosecutes garage owner for dumping trade waste
Dumping tyres and old car parts has cost a local garage owner dearly this week after he was ordered to pay almost £7,000 following a prosecution by Croydon Council.
Environmental Protection: Council prosecutes company for illegally burning waste
At Truro Magistrates’ Court Joseph Thompson of Block and Estate Management Ltd of Colchester, Essex pleaded guilty to offences under the Clean Air Act 1993 (Photos on Flickr).
3 ways to survive in regulatory services
Some time ago a fellow EHO and I were talking about the way we were carrying on relentlessly with same inspection routine year after year.
3 ways to become more intelligent with food interventions
We are often told by managers that they feel that they are chasing outputs rather than concentrating resources on improving outcomes.
The Key to Managing Regulatory Services – Think Pink
We’ve had lots of contact asking us to provide more information on our intelligence tools so I thought we’d put a quick email together to provide some background.
Food Safety: FSA publish Annual Science Report
The Food Standards Agency’s has published it’s Annual Science Report which provides information about their investment in science, evidence and analysis during 2013/14.
Food Safety: Restaurant owner pleads guilty to food safety and hygiene offences
The owner of the former Chinese Chef restaurant in Bridge Street, Neston, has pleaded guilty to 12 food safety and hygiene offences, and has been fined £600 and ordered to pay costs of £1,250.
Food Safety: Prison term for owner of cockroach infested restaurant
Wolverhampton City Council has welcomed the suspended prison term given to a fast food restaurant owner who tampered with evidence and obstructed environmental health officers as they investigated a serious cockroach infestation at his premises (Video embedded).
I have search Amazon and compiled a list of the top environmental health book deals:
- The A-Z of Food Safety – From £3.16 (Up to 84% off RRP)
- Dampness in Buildings: Diagnosis, Treatment, Instruments – From £6.58 (Up to 67% off RRP)
- E.coli: Environmental Health Issues of VTEC 0157 (Clay’s Library of Health & the Environment) – From £37.85 (Up to 66% off RRP)
- Understanding Food Hygiene and Safety Regulations 2014 Edition: A Guide for Food Businesses – From £6.84 (Up to 66% off)
- Food Hygiene – From £6.18 (Up to 61% off)
- The 1930s House Manual – From £10.99 (Up to 50% off RRP)
- The Damp House: A Guide to the Causes and Treatment of Dampness – From £9.01 (Up to 47% off)
- Recognising Wood Rot and Insect Damage in Buildings: (BR 453) – From £20.64 (Up to 45% off)
- Period Property Manual: Care and repair of old houses (Haynes Manual) – From £11.88 (Up to 45% off RRP)
- Foundations, Basements and External Works: Performance, Diagnosis, Maintenance, Repair and the Avoidance of Defects (BR 440) (Bre Building Elements 440 440) – From £25.00 (Up to 47% off)
View all Environmental Health Books here. theEHP’s Top 10 Environmental Health Books 2013 are available here.
Health & Safety: Denbighshire welcomes health and safety case sentencing
Denbighshire County Council has welcomed the sentencing in the case of a company and its director following the death of an employee.
Housing: St Helens landlord ordered to pay over £7,000
A London-based landlord was fined £3,500 and ordered to pay costs of £3,807 after failing to comply with a Formal Improvement Notice served by St Helens Council.
Housing: Rogue landlord ordered to repay more than £5,000 in housing benefit
A landlord convicted of a string of offences which put the tenants of his Chester bedsits at risk has been ordered to repay housing benefit totaling more than £5,000.
Public Health: Ebola surveillance and contingency planning
Public Health England is continuing to work with government colleagues to ensure the UK remains alert to, and prepared for, the risk of Ebola. The overall risk of Ebola to the UK remains low.
Public Health: Llanelli man to pay more than £700 for dog fouling
A Llanelli man must pay more than £700 after being convicted of a dog fouling offence.
Public Health: Illegal Tattooist fined
DARLINGTON residents are warned against using unlicensed tattooists after a local woman complained about the tattoo she received.
Webinar: Food Information Regulations (Allergens)
This webinar starts with a presentation by Steve Pepper on the new Food Information Regulations (Allergens), which are due out on the 13th of December. It is followed by a discussion about the topic. Length 36:00.
Webinar: E.coli O157 update
This webinar starts with a presentation by Steve Pepper on E.coli O157 update and is followed by a discussion about the topic. Length 27:40.
Webinar: Food Safety Culture
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.
Webinar: The Food Hygiene Rating System
This webinar starts with a presentation by Steve Pepper on the Food Hygiene Rating System and is followed by a discussion of the about the scheme. Length 38:44.
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.
|Emergency Remedial Actions|
|Rent Repayment Orders|