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October 2018 

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  • Spotting modern slavery

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Call for tightening of allergen law

Food Safety

Call for tightening of allergen law

William Hatchett11/10/2018 - 14:00

Following the deaths of two customers of the Pret a Manger food chain from food allergies, CIEH is calling for an immediate review of legislation to ensure that loopholes are closed.

RIDDOR shake-up on horizon

Health and Safety

RIDDOR shake-up on horizon

Katie Coyne11/10/2018 - 15:07

The Health and Safety Executive has been advised to change RIDDOR to capture rarer occupational health conditions and reduce the number of laypeople reported under accident figures.

Call for mandatory food score display

Food Safety

Call for mandatory food score display

Katie Coyne11/10/2018 - 14:35

With fewer than half of businesses in England showing their food hygiene ratings to customers, the Local Government Association is calling for displaying ratings to become mandatory in England, as it is in Wales and Northern Ireland.

Second council signs air charter

Public Health

Second council signs air charter

Katie Coyne11/10/2018 - 14:00

Southampton is the firs local authority to join Oxford City Council by signing its cleaner air charter

Farmer who assaulted EA officer fined

Environmental Protection

Farmer who assaulted EA officer fined

Katie Coyne11/10/2018 - 14:30

A man who assaulted an Environment Agency officer and and threatened to kill the officer's family and burn their house down has been ordered to pay almost £4,000 and given a 12-month conditional discharge.

Tenants protected by HMO licensing

Housing

Tenants protected by HMO licensing

Katie Coyne11/10/2018 - 14:53

Overcrowding and poor living conditions in HMOs are being tackled with new housing rules that came into force at the start of the month.

Noise check-up for England

Environmental Protection

Noise check-up for England

Katie Coyne11/10/2018 - 14:59

England is to be given a noise check-up as it opens a consultation as part of its obligations under the EU Environmental Noise Directive.

US hit with salmonella egg scare

Food Safety

US hit with salmonella egg scare

Katie Coyne11/10/2018 - 14:00

A salmonella outbreak in the US, linked to eggs, has made 38 people ill

CIEH joins food waste plan

Environmental Protection

CIEH joins food waste plan

William Hatchett27/09/2018 - 13:15

 To mark this week’s World Environmental Health day, CIEH has joined the UK's largest retailers, food producers and manufacturers, to sign up to an ambitious Food Waste Reduction Roadmap. 

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