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Pub chain takes measures to protect sites from kitchen failures

Pub chain takes measures to protect sites from kitchen failures

Star Pubs has moved to ensure landlords don’t fall foul of poor food hygiene ratings or compliance regulations by rolling out a special package of health and safety support. The company has teamed up with Shield Safety to offer a bespoke food, fire and health and safety system for leased and tenanted licensees at a

Foodservice operators need to be ready for ‘surprise’ inspections from HSE

A global testing, inspection and certification firm has responded to Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) plans to bolster health and safety within the foodservice sector. Earlier this month HSE issued a statement to the food manufacturing sector, which includes restaurants and bakeries, explaining that it will be conducting surprise inspections over the coming weeks in a

Operator fined after worker suffers serious injuries using food-mixing machine

A Lancashire bakery has been fined after a 32-year-old baker was injured at its premises in Barnoldswick. Preston Magistrates’ Court heard how the baker became trapped in a food-mixing machine, breaking both bones in his left arm, resulting in an operation to remove his ring finger. The incident at Liddell’s Bakery occurred when a metal

Fire risk masterclass organised to keep commercial kitchen operators clued up

The Fire Protection Association is putting on a seminar next month that will provide operators and kitchen managers with the key information they need to manage fire risks in commercial kitchens. The one-day programme will provide guidance on fire risk management within the catering environment and outline the obligations required current legislation. The consequences of

TGI Friday’s slapped with £60k fine after chef is scorched by hot oil

TGI Friday’s has been fined £60,000 after an incident in a kitchen which left a chef burnt with hot oil. A chef at the Trafford Centre branch of the brand had been moving a pan of hot oil with another member of staff when they lost their grip. The chef was then burnt by the

Catering equipment repair firm awarded for safety excellence

Glasgow-based maintenance company Kingston Catering Repairs has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including

Co-op fined £400k for faulty sandwich chiller that led to store death

The Co-op has been fined £400,000 over the death of a customer who slipped on water leaking from a faulty sandwich chiller. Stanley May, aged 74, slipped in water which had accumulated on the floor of the Co-op store in Truro following a leak from a faulty appliance. Water had been intermittently leaking from under

Slippery kitchen floor lands Zizzi with £30,000 fine

Restaurant chain Zizzi has been ordered to pay almost £30,000 in fines and costs after a kitchen incident that saw one of its chefs sustain a fractured elbow. Cosmin Mihut, an assistant chef at its Leicester restaurant, suffered the injury after slipping on wet ceramic tiles. The accident was the fourth that occurred in the

Restaurant sector warned over kitchen slip-ups

Bars, restaurants, cafes and hotels are being urged not to take the ‘glass half-full’ approach to health and safety or they could find themselves staring at a hefty fine or prosecution. The Gauntlet Group, which provides consultancy services to food and drink outlets nationwide, says many businesses believe they will be among the 50% of

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