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BRDO resolves four-year council dispute

Regulation

BRDO resolves four-year council dispute

Stuart Spear18/02/2015 - 12.00

The Better Regulation Delivery Office has published its first ever primary authority determination to settle a dispute between two local authorities. 

FSA urged to maintain EHP standards

Food Safety

FSA urged to maintain EHP standards

Corin Williams18/02/2015 - 14:00

The CIEH has called on the Food Standards Agency not to weaken the qualifications required by council officers to inspect and regulate food businesses.

Councils cast doubt over outsourcing

Regulation

Councils cast doubt over outsourcing

Corin Williams18/02/2015 - 14:00

LGA questions viability of market for councils looking to outsource regulatory services, following failure of authorities to find interested private companies.

Paprika added to suspect spice list

Food Safety

Paprika added to suspect spice list

Stuart Spear18/02/2015 - 12.00

FSA investigation into cumin contaminated with almond extended to include paprika following tests by retailers on suspect spice mixes. 

Councils defend food safety performance

Food Safety

Councils defend food safety performance

Stuart Spear18/02/2015 - 12.00

Local authorities at the bottom of the Which? league table claim the consumer group is using flawed methodology to arrive at meaningless conclusions.

Ten things you should know about the nation’s public health

Public Health

Ten things you should know about the nation’s public health

King's Fund18/02/2015 - 14:00

Health experts at The Kings Fund have assessed the state of public health in the UK. EHN lists 10 facts from the research.

Takeaway fined for filthy premises

Food Safety

Takeaway fined for filthy premises

Stuart Spear18/02/2015 - 12.00

 A Portsmouth takeaway with a mouse-infested kitchen that stored food in a filthy shed has been fined £3,000 for posing an imminent risk to health.

Slow progress in council public health

Public Health

Slow progress in council public health

Corin Williams18/02/2015 - 14:00

Nearly a third of local authority public health staff do not think they work closely with other departments within the council, including environmental health.

EHO cleared of bribery charges

Regulation

EHO cleared of bribery charges

Corin Williams18/02/2015 - 14:00

Allegations that a Havant Borough Council senior EHO was accepting money from an unlicensed pet trader have been found to be untrue.

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Environmental Protection

Planning Consultations – A Survival Guide for Professionals

Wednesday 4 March - Yorkshire

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Event Safety – Understanding Safety Advisory Groups (SAGs)

Wednesday 4 March - Sheffield

Environmental Protection

ASB Workshops

Thursday 5 March - Birmingham

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Mobile Homes: Policy and Practice

Tuesday 10 March - Bristol

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