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‘We’ll name and shame firms with poor food safety’: FSA

‘We’ll name and shame firms with poor food safety’: FSA | Food Hygiene Ratings | Scoop.it
Food businesses guilty of sub-standard food safety practices will be named and shamed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in new reports to be launched next year, Foodmanufacture.co.uk can exclusively reveal.
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Good food hygiene is good for business - The Cleanzine

Good food hygiene is good for business - The Cleanzine | Food Hygiene Ratings | Scoop.it
Customers are becoming increasingly aware of the food hygiene schemes and are actively looking for rating stickers when choosing where to eat out, Food Standards Agency research shows.[TRIMTO] More food businesses are now displaying their hygiene...
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People are becoming more aware of food hygiene ratings for food establishments.. are you aware? and do these ratings influence you in any way?

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Dead mouse discovered at popular Hull takeaway Square Pan Pizza

Dead mouse discovered at popular Hull takeaway Square Pan Pizza | Food Hygiene Ratings | Scoop.it

A DEAD mouse was discovered by environmental health inspectors at a popular pizza takeaway. Square Pan Pizza in Spring Bank, Hull, was heavily criticised by inspectors for its food hygiene.

Mouse droppings were discovered in several areas, while raw meat was found stored next to salads, sauces and cooked food.

The owners also failed to store the food at a suitable temperature and there was even mould found growing on a tub of tomato sauce.

The takeaway was given a grade of zero – meaning urgent improvement is required – as part of the national rating scheme.

 

Environmental health chiefs have expressed concerns that takeaways in the city are still failing to meet safety standards.

Out of the 22 outlets in the city to receive a zero rating, about half are takeaways.

Paul Turner, principal environmental health officer for Hull City Council, said: "Takeaways remain a perennial problem. They are often in the smallest premises, with a low turnover.

"The recession has also had an effect. We have never had so many takeaways and they are competing for fewer customers.

"Many are housed in old buildings, which are more susceptible to mouse infestations."

Square Pan Pizza was visited in July and the takeaway closed for a couple of days to carry out improvements.

Mr Turner said: "The owners have responded very well and we visited again recently and there were big improvements."

Khan Wali, manager of Square Pan Pizza, insists lessons have been learnt.

He said: "Inspectors came about two weeks ago and everything was checked.

"Everything has improved and they told us it was very good.

"The main problem was that we had a burglary and the food hygiene diary was taken.

"We have now a new system in place and we have improved our training for staff.

"We quickly dealt with the mouse infestation and we have taken everything onboard."

Despite being on the wrong end of a zero rating, Mr Wali has backed the food hygiene scheme.

He said: "It is a good thing. It is very much in the public interest and it makes sure everyone is properly assessed.

"We had some problems and, with the council's help, we have dealt with them."

Retail outlet BK Kubus, in Spring Bank, has also been handed a zero rating following an inspection in July.

The outlet had food past its sell-by date and items were not stored at the right temperature.

There was also no hot water and parts of the building were in disrepair.

In total, there are 1,731 food outlets assessed under the scheme.

A total of 700 have received the top score of five (very good), 411 received a score of four (good), 347 were given a score of three (generally satisfactory), 119, received a two (improvement necessary), 132 were handed a one (major improvement necessary) and 22 received a zero

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You never know how well food establishments take care of their food hygiene.. good thing food businesses from November onwards will have to show their food hygiene rating on their doors.

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Newport takeaway operators in fined for food hygiene offences - South Wales Argus

Newport takeaway operators in fined for food hygiene offences - South Wales Argus | Food Hygiene Ratings | Scoop.it
Newport takeaway operators in fined for food hygiene offences
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TWO takeaway managers in Newport have been fined after being convicted of a string of food hygiene offences.

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Dave Summers's curator insight, August 29, 2013 7:52 AM

These owners think it is easy to make money in food without taking the necessary precautions. Food safety is paramount, it takes money to train staff, to keep premises clean and to ensure food is maintained at the correct temperature. UK law is not strong enough, more prison sentences are needed for breaches in food safety legislation not just paltry fines.

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Food Standards Agency - FSA statement on TB risk from meat

Food Standards Agency - FSA statement on TB risk from meat | Food Hygiene Ratings | Scoop.it
The Agency's meat hygiene inspectors check all meat before it enters the food chain to make sure it is fit for people to eat. Where inspection reveals any lesions caused by TB in more than one organ or region of a carcass, it is ...
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Poor lifestyle choices to blame for 'tsunami' of ill health in 'very ... - WalesOnline

Poor lifestyle choices to blame for 'tsunami' of ill health in 'very ... - WalesOnline | Food Hygiene Ratings | Scoop.it
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Poor lifestyle choices to blame for 'tsunami' of ill health in 'very ...
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Just over a third (34%) of adults reported that their day-to-day activities were limited because of a health problem or disability.
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What do you do to eat healthy?.............

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UK Food Standards Agency Issues New Plan to Tackle Campylobacter - Food Safety Magazine

UK Food Standards Agency Issues New Plan to Tackle Campylobacter - Food Safety Magazine | Food Hygiene Ratings | Scoop.it
UK Food Standards Agency Issues New Plan to Tackle Campylobacter
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The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) last week outlined a refreshed strategy to reduce the number of people getting ill from campylobacter.
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Health | NewswireNI

Health | NewswireNI | Food Hygiene Ratings | Scoop.it
In Derry, 5 restaurants, 3 well-known pubs, 7 takeaways fail to meet Food Standards Agency legal hygiene standards http://t.co/pPcu0D3lGK
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Horse meat found in food served at Dartmoor Prison - This is Plymouth

Horse meat found in food served at Dartmoor Prison - This is Plymouth | Food Hygiene Ratings | Scoop.it
Horse meat found in food served at Dartmoor Prison This is Plymouth All products were tested by an independent laboratory to a higher degree of scrutiny than is currently required by the Food Standards Agency for England and Wales." It is unclear...
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British Airways Heathrow lounge service 'poor' - Scotland on Sunday

British Airways Heathrow lounge service 'poor' - Scotland on Sunday | Food Hygiene Ratings | Scoop.it
Scotland on Sunday British Airways Heathrow lounge service 'poor' Scotland on Sunday The Scots-founded firm which runs British Airways' first class lounge at Heathrow airport has been ordered to make improvements by the Food Standards Agency after...
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Primary school bans parents from baking cakes to sell at Christmas fair unless they hold a food hygiene certificate

Primary school bans parents from baking cakes to sell at Christmas fair unless they hold a food hygiene certificate | Food Hygiene Ratings | Scoop.it
Stunned parents have been banned from donating homemade cakes and buns to Sheffield's Gleadless Primary School Christmas fair unless they have a Food Hygiene Certificate.

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Interesting little article from December last year..

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Hili Shiponi's curator insight, August 3, 2013 9:01 PM

This rule is ridiculous. Schools do have to be safe but this id too far. I think that all parent should be allowed to donate. They have ruined a tradition that everyone is happy with.

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Deadly Hepatitis E Virus Found in UK Sausages

Deadly Hepatitis E Virus Found in UK Sausages | Food Hygiene Ratings | Scoop.it
Ten percent of pork products infected with potentially fatal virus, says Defra report. (RT @EmpathyMarsh: Deadly #HepatitisEVirus Found in UK #Sausages ..nom, nom, nom -wake up people!
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Common food poisoning cause targeted

Common food poisoning cause targeted | Food Hygiene Ratings | Scoop.it
A strategy aimed at cutting the number of people getting ill from Britain's most common cause of food poisoning is launched by the food watchdog.
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FSA - FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY : FSA letter explains rare steaks are safe to ... - 4-traders (press release)

FSA - FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY : FSA letter explains rare steaks are safe to ... - 4-traders (press release) | Food Hygiene Ratings | Scoop.it
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I am writing regarding your article in today's Daily Mail entitled 'What a bloody cheek!
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