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Company fined £176k over death of employee killed by falling food trays

Company fined £176k over death of employee killed by falling food trays

A company which manufactures freshly prepared meals has been fined £176,000 after an employee was killed when he was struck by empty food trays. Falkirk Sheriff Court heard that the employee of Bakkavor Foods was assisting in the task of unloading and moving empty food trays when the tragedy occurred. The trays the fork lift

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

OPINION: Time to get tough on kitchen ventilation

The reclassification of kitchen extract systems could result in more robust cleaning and maintenance procedures that would better protect those at the culinary coal face, writes Paul Downing, technical consultant for the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Kitchen extract ventilation should be re-classified as ‘Local Exhaust Ventilation’ (LEV) to protect catering staff from growing threats

Supplier urges authorities to take action over inferior pizza ovens

Operators worried by reports that wood-fired pizza ovens contributes to climate change should listen to the evidence in part but buy wisely and avoid issues with environmental health inspectors. That’s the verdict of Preston-based Valoriani UK following the publication of a scientific study by the University of Surrey that ruled such equipment could be an

HSE allays kitchen poisoning fears with charcoal grill guidance

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published its first formal guidance on the safe use of solid fuel appliances such as charcoal ovens in commercial kitchens. Issued as ‘Catering Information Sheet 26’, the publication addresses methods for preventing exposure to carbon monoxide from the use of such equipment. As well as charcoal grills, which

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