Food outlets will be forced to display hygiene ratings – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2013 in food hygiene, health & safety, news, small businesses, Wales by tracey

‘Wales has become the first part of the UK to force food outlets to prominently display food hygiene ratings. The new law, which came into force on Thursday, builds on a voluntary scheme, known as “scores on the doors”.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2013

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Torfaen County Borough Council (Appellant) v Douglas Willis Limited (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Torfaen County Borough Council (Appellant) v Douglas Willis Limited (Respondent) [2013] UKSC 59 | UKSC 2012/0087 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 31st July 2013

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Torfaen County Borough Council v Douglas Willis Ltd – WLR Daily

Torfaen County Borough Council v Douglas Willis Ltd [2013] UKSC 59; [2013] WLR (D) 321

“For the purposes of a prosecution under regulation 44(1)(d) of the Food Labelling Regulations 1996 (SI 1996/1499) it was sufficient for the prosecutor to prove that a defendant had food in its possession for the purposes of sale which was the subject of a label showing a “use by” date which had passed.”

WLR Daily, 31st July 2013

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Man jailed for sprinkling pubic hair on curry to avoid payment – The Independent

Posted June 5th, 2013 in compensation, food hygiene, fraud, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

“A man who sprinkled his own pubic hair over a half-eaten curry in an attempt to avoid paying for it has been jailed.”

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The Independent, 5th June 2013

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Horsemeat scandal: ‘Tougher testing’ by retailers ordered – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2013 in consumer protection, food hygiene, fraudulent trading, news by sally

“Retailers have agreed to carry out ‘more and tougher testing’ of beef products in the wake of widespread horsemeat contamination, the environment secretary says.”

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BBC News, 9th February 2013

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Investigation into Sussex ‘raw’ milk sold in Selfridges – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2012 in food hygiene, news by tracey

“A Sussex farm is being investigated for selling unpasteurised milk in a major department store.”

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BBC News, 22nd March 2012

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Legal wrangle throws spotlight on food labelling – The Independent

Posted February 27th, 2012 in appeals, consumer protection, food hygiene, news, public interest by tracey

“A landmark legal case revolving around a batch of frozen pigs’ tongues could change the way food use-by dates are enforced in the country. High Court judges ruled earlier last week that a business accused of selling food past its use-by date could counter a prosecution under food labelling laws by showing the product had in fact not needed a use-by date. Consumer experts fear that this interpretation could allow retailers to sell out-of-date food. The matter is being viewed as a test case for use-by dates, and similar cases across the country are being put on hold while it is dealt with.”

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 The Independent, 26th February 2012

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Torfaen County Borough Council v Douglas Willis Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted February 22nd, 2012 in food hygiene, health & safety, law reports, local government by sally

Torfaen County Borough Council v Douglas Willis Ltd [2012] EWHC 296 (Admin); [2012] WLR (D) 37

“In order to found a conviction for an offence under regulation 44(1)(d) of the Food Labelling Regulations 1996, a prosecuting authority was required to prove, to the criminal standard: (i) that the food, at the point that it was ready for delivery to the ultimate consumer or caterer, was ‘highly perishable’ and so required then and thereafter to be labelled with a ‘use by’ date; (ii) that the defendant was, at the time of the alleged offence, selling the food within the extended definition contained within regulation 2; and (iii) that, at the time of the alleged offence, the date on the ‘use by’ label had passed. The subsequent freezing of food requiring and given a ‘use by’ label would not cause that label to cease to have effect.”

WLR Daily, 20th February 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Selfridges’ raw milk dispenser ‘contravenes food hygiene regulations’ – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2011 in food hygiene, news by tracey

“A major London department store is giving consumers the chance to buy unpasteurised milk, despite the government food watchdog’s claim that the move is illegal on public health grounds.”

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The Guardian, 15th December 2011

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Takeaway manager jailed over Wrexham E.coli cases – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2011 in environmental health, food hygiene, news, sentencing by sally

“A former Wrexham takeaway operator has been jailed for eight months and banned from running food businesses after admitting hygiene offences which led to an E. coli outbreak.”

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BBC News, 9th February 2011

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Boxing host loses claim over Fat Duck illness – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2010 in compensation, food hygiene, news by sally

“Boxing TV host Jim Rosenthal lost a legal bout with chef Heston Blumenthal today as a judge ruled he should not be refunded for a £1,300 meal which left him ‘disastrously’ sick.”

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The Independent, 14th September 2010

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Food Standards Agency to be abolished by health secretary – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2010 in food, food hygiene, government departments, news, quangos, standards by sally

“The Food Standards Agency is to be abolished by Andrew Lansley, the health secretary, it emerged last night, after the watchdog fought a running battle with industry over the introduction of colour-coded ‘traffic light’ warnings for groceries, TV dinners and snacks.”

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The Guardian, 12th July 2010

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KFC fined after cockroach seen eating chip – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2010 in environmental health, food hygiene, news by sally

“Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has been ordered to pay out almost £19,000 after a cockroach was found eating a chip in one of the busiest branches in Britain.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2010

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Tesco fined over mice in aisles at Suffolk store – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2010 in fines, food hygiene, news by sally

“Tesco has been ordered to pay £74,000 in fines and costs after mice were seen between the aisles of a Suffolk store.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2010

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Lettuce nose-stuffer avoids jail – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2009 in food hygiene, news, public order, sentencing by sally

“A West Midlands sandwich bar worker who was prosecuted after footage of him stuffing lettuce up his nose appeared on YouTube has avoided a jail term.”

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BBC News, 11th March 2009

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Restaurants and supermarkets to display their hygiene ratings – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2008 in food hygiene, local government, news by sally

“Restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and other food outlets will be graded on their hygiene inspection results and expected to display them on their doors or windows under a scheme to be launched next year.”

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2008

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