February 15, 2019

Improving your food safety and health & safety compliance

Following on from our previous blog What is the cost of poor food hygiene ratings?, complying with food safety – as well as health and safety – regulations is a relatively straightforward way to ensure your business stays off the register of poorly rated businesses. The first step is to establish which areas you need […]

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January 31, 2019

Proposed tougher new allergen labelling laws safe guarding over two million food allergy suffers

by Sterling Crew FIFST, FCIEH, FRSPH, CSi, strategic advisor to Shield Safety Group 2 FREE ALLERGEN ELEARNING COURSESsimply attend our webinar, register today! sign up now! Remarkably, on-premise food labelling on non-pre-packed or pre-packed are not currently required. This could change following a government consultation announced last week. The UK has over two million food […]

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January 21, 2019

What is the cost of poor food hygiene ratings?

The results of the exclusive Which? analysis of Food Standards Agency (FSA) data doesn’t make for particularly pleasant reading, especially if your business is based in Birmingham or Hyndburn, Lancashire. That’s down to the fact these two areas have been found to have the worst food hygiene scores in the UK by consumer champion Which?. […]

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January 14, 2019

Investigating accidents at work and risk assessments review

by Catriona Cowan, Shield Safety Group, Audit Team Leader When working as an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) in Local Government, sometimes the sight of a new entry on the RIDDOR website would make your heart sink, especially if it landed on a Friday afternoon. Sadly, this meant that someone out there had potentially been badly […]

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January 11, 2019

Veganuary and the retreat from meat

The move towards eating less meat is one of the food trends that will dominate 2019. Veganism along with vegetarianism is becoming big business. The market researcher Mintel has reported that UK sales of meat free foods, including vegan products, rose to an estimated £740m last year, up 22% since 2013. Highlighting a movement in […]

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