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Warning on hormone treated beef

Food Safety

Warning on hormone treated beef

Katie Coyne13/09/2018 - 14:22

Assurances that food standards won’t be watered down following the publication of a damning report suggesting that Brexit negotiations could pave the way for the introduction of hormone treated beef have been met with scepticism.

Older and unhealthier for longer

Public Health

Older and unhealthier for longer

William Hatchett13/09/2018 - 13:33

Public Health England’s Health Profile for England paints a picture of an increasingly elderly population, with trends of increased life expectancy and the number of years lived in good health now peaking.

Women’s global health pandemic

Public Health

Women’s global health pandemic

Katie Coyne13/09/2018 - 13:13

Physical inactivity is a ‘global pandemic’ that cannot be addressed without also tackling gender inequality, according to a public health specialists.

In the dark about food fraud

Food Safety

In the dark about food fraud

Kaie Coyne13/09/2018 - 14:00

The Food Standards Agency has been heavily criticised following a BBC Online report revealing that more than a fifth of meat sampled by local authorities was contaminated by meat from foreign DNA 

Poor standards in private rented sector

Housing

Poor standards in private rented sector

Katie Coyne13/09/2018 - 13:51

Housing conditions across the private rental sector are of poorer quality than other sectors and a radical revision of the sector’s regulatory framework is needed, according to a study.

H&S warning system being ‘dismantled’

Health and Safety

H&S warning system being ‘dismantled’

Katie Coyne13/09/2018 - 14:09

An alert system that has helped detect and stop devastating workplace illnesses such as asbestos poisoning is under attack, says Unite the Union.

Reforms of private rented sector

Housing

Reforms of private rented sector

Katie Coyne13/09/2018 - 13:43

Private rental sector shake-up continues with the publication of the Rugg report into the private rented sector the Tenant Fees Bill and rumours around three-year tenancies.

EHPs are multi-skilled professionals

Health and Safety

EHPs are multi-skilled professionals

William Hatchett13/09/2018 - 13:59

The prosecution of an education authority for health and safety breaches has highlighted the ability of environmental health practitioners’ ability to spot hazards and to work effectively with other regulatory bodies.

Half of tenants that complain are handed revenge eviction

Housing

Half of tenants that complain are handed revenge eviction

Katie Coyne30/08/2018 - 14:21

Three out of four EHOs saw tenants receive no-fault eviction notices in the last year following a complaint to environmental health about their housing, according to a report by Citizens Advice.

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