CSC News - February 2017

Hello, and a belated Happy New Year!
Food safety made an early entry into the news this year, as 2017 got off to a devastating start for one family as their teenage daughter died following the consumption of a take-way. The death is thought to be allergen related, although postmortem results are still pending.
At CSC we always emphasise the importance of allergen awareness to our clients and are happy to assist with any queries you may have. Our team are here to help, so please give us a call if you need any advice. 

The CSC Team

Fine for retail giant after lift safety failings

A woman was left paralysed after a roller cage toppled onto her due to a lift not opening at the correct time.
Retail giant Wilko was fined £2.2M after previous passenger lift safety failings which was highlighted during the LOLER inspection by the lift safety engineer had not been addressed.

Read more on this story here
Campylobactor outbreak linked to raw milk 

Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK and is usually associated with poultry. However, earlier this year, raw milk was linked to a Campylobactor outbreak which had confirmed 8 positive cases and 57 probable cases. The outbreak has been linked to drinking unpasteurised milk purchased from a vending machine at a farm which has since voluntarily suspended the sale of raw milk.
Read more here

Teenage death puts allergens back in the news
A teenager from Oswaldtwistle has died on new years day following the consumption of a take-away curry. The teenager is thought to suffer from a nut allergy. The food outlet has been closed whilst an investigation takes place and 2 men have been arrested under suspicion of involuntary manslaughter by gross negligence by Lancashire Police. Read more 
It is imperative that all kitchen staff and front of house staff are fully knowledgeable about which allergens are used within an outlets menu offerings.
The danger that is 'slips, trip and falls' and how to prevent them
Icy pavements, lack of training and awareness, poor maintenance of buildings and equipment, all of these are contributors to the accidents that we see reported within our incidents log on complyforce. Slips, trips and falls are the single most reported incident within the workplace.
Click here to read more on how these incidents can be avoided to keep both your customers safe and reduce staff absences resulting from injury.
May 8 - 10, 2017
Bermondsey Square Hotel, London

Our February Level 3 training course is now full. Our next course will take place on May 8th - 10th. 
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