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EHN March 2017 

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  • Overcrowded housing in London
  • Bristol’s housing hazard show house
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EHOs smash major food fraud

Food Safety

EHOs smash major food fraud

Stuart Spear22/03/2017 - 14:53

Leicester City EHOs have played a key role in the smashing of a national food fraud operation selling boneless turkey thigh as Halal lamb.

Six-year charge freeze to end

Environmental Protection

Six-year charge freeze to end

Stuart Spear22/03/2017 - 14:34

Defra is set to end a six-year charging freeze that has prevented councils covering their environmental permitting costs.

MPs launch ‘unprecedented’ air quality inquiry

Environmental Protection

MPs launch ‘unprecedented’ air quality inquiry

Stuart Spear22/03/2017 - 14:41

MPs are to launch a combined inquiry involving four select committees into Defra’s proposals to meet EU air quality targets.

Rural poverty going undetected

Public Health

Rural poverty going undetected

Katie Coyne22/03/2017 - 14:46

Picture postcard scenes of the countryside may hide poor rural health, particularly among the elderly, says a report from the LGA and Public Health England.

HSE 'back' to tackle workplace stress

Health and Safety

HSE 'back' to tackle workplace stress

Katie Coyne22/03/2017 - 15:12

The HSE is boosting its activity to help companies tackle stress in the workplace, which lost 11.7m working days last year.

PHE warned it must act on failing salt targets

Food Safety

PHE warned it must act on failing salt targets

Stuart Spear22/03/2017 - 15:00

Food manufacturers are failing to achieve Public Health England’s 2017 salt reduction targets as new research reveals only one in 28 surveyed products are likely to comply.

31k fine following illegal asbestos removal

Health and Safety

31k fine following illegal asbestos removal

Katie Coyne22/03/2017 - 15:24

Wetenhall Properties in Staffordshire has been fined £31k plus £4k costs after it employed a handyman to remove asbestos who was not qualified to do so.

FSA plans new food safety role

Food Safety

FSA plans new food safety role

Stuart Spear08/03/2017 - 16:44

The Food Standards Agency is proposing to establish private sector ‘certified regulatory auditors’ responsible for ensuring business compliance with food safety controls.

Call for councils to crack down on UK sweatshops

Health and Safety

Call for councils to crack down on UK sweatshops

Stuart Spear09/03/2017 - 12:39

Harriet Harman MP has called for councils to have new powers to close down sweatshops that breach health and safety standards.

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