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Food safety system needs ‘radical overhaul’

Food Safety

Food safety system needs ‘radical overhaul’

Tom Wall03/02/2016 - 12:23

The Food Standards Agency board has backed proposals to move away from physical inspections by local authority EHOs after it emerged that growing numbers of councils are struggling to meet the legal threshold for food safety checks.

Gangmasters agency to regulate all sectors

Regulation

Gangmasters agency to regulate all sectors

Corin Williams03/02/2016 - 13:31

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority is to be given extended legal powers and will regulate all parts of the labour market.

Council takes action over illegal halal meat

Food Safety

Council takes action over illegal halal meat

Corin Williams03/02/2016 - 13:27

Glasgow City Council is to set up a database of the halal meat supply chain in the city, in an attempt to halt food fraud.

Planning and noise consultation launched

Environmental Protection

Planning and noise consultation launched

EHN Reporter03/02/2016 - 12:39

The CIEH, ANC and IOA have launched a consultation on a new professional practice guidance over managing noise in the planning process.

Councils make plea for mandatory FHRS

Food Safety

Councils make plea for mandatory FHRS

Corin Williams03/02/2016 - 13:38

Local authorities are urging ministers to make display of Food Hygiene Rating System scores mandatory, as the last English council holding out against the scheme finally signs up.

Food, technology and Brexit

Food Safety

Food, technology and Brexit

Tim Lang03/02/2016 - 11:29

Tim Lang, a leading food policy professor, explains how the focus of government policy is moving to technology and exports.

Rodent infestation at two budget retailer stores

Food Safety

Rodent infestation at two budget retailer stores

Corin Williams03/02/2016 - 13:22

The owners of the 99p Store chain have been fined £400,000 after EHOs found serious rodent infestations at two stores in London.

Food strategy to focus on exports

Regulation

Food strategy to focus on exports

EHN Reporter03/02/2016 - 12:58

The government is pushing ahead with an export-led food strategy with the establishment of a food unit to increase food exports to £6bn by 2020.

Health inequality to rise, say directors

Public Health

Health inequality to rise, say directors

Corin Williams03/02/2016 - 13:14

The large majority of directors of public health have warned that reduce funding for services including smoking cessation will lead to an increase in health inequality.

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