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EHPs in front line response to Hurricane Irma

Public Health

EHPs in front line response to Hurricane Irma

Stuart Spear20/09/2017 - 15:34

EHPs were amongst the first troops on the ground as part of the military relief effort arriving just hours after Hurricane Irma had wreaked devastation through the British Virgin Islands.

FSA food crime unit snares poison diet pills

Health and Safety

FSA food crime unit snares poison diet pills

Katie Coyne20/09/2017 - 15:40

An industrial chemical used in manufacturing touted as a weight loss drug that has resulted in eight deaths since 2015 has been seized.

Port health warns of post Brexit gridlock

Food Safety

Port health warns of post Brexit gridlock

Stuart Spear20/09/2017 - 15:23

A senior port health official warns that checks on meat entering the UK post Brexit could grind to a standstill without trade agreement.

Government homelessness policy not ‘value for money’

Housing

Government homelessness policy not ‘value for money’

Katie Coyne20/09/2017 - 15:45

As more families and children are being made homeless National Audit Office claims government’s policy not ‘value for money’.

Government to face criticism over NO2 measures

Environmental Protection

Government to face criticism over NO2 measures

Stuart Spear20/09/2017 - 15:13

Government to come under fierce criticism next week as EHPs gather to discuss how to best approach the public health challenge posed by illegal NO2 levels.

CIEH calls for mandatory FHRS

Food Safety

CIEH calls for mandatory FHRS

Will Hatchett20/09/2017 - 14:48

Tony Lewis, CIEH head of policy, has appeared on BBC breakfast time TV calling for the mandatory display of food hygiene rating scheme (FHRS) scores in England.

EHP numbers falling behind in England

Food Safety

EHP numbers falling behind in England

Stuart Spear20/09/2017 - 15:51

English local authorities are falling behind their devolved neighbours on numbers doing food inspections.

New CIEH president and chair appointed

Regulation

New CIEH president and chair appointed

Will Hatchett20/09/2017 - 14:57

A retailing and food expert has been appointed to serve as the next president of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).

Food businesses face 'unfair competition' under FHRS

Food Safety

Food businesses face 'unfair competition' under FHRS

Stuart Spear07/09/2017 - 11:16

Food businesses are being disadvantaged as English councils apply the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme inconsistently and fail to apply new FSA standards, according to new findings.

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