• ‘Could independent food hygiene audits have prevented tragic death?

    28 January 2015

    On Christmas Day 2012, 128 people ate Christmas dinner at the Railway Hotel, Hornchurch. 32 people subsequently became ill and tragically one person died. The cause of the food poisoning outbreak was turkey that had been cooled and reheated incorrectly.…

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  • It’s behind you!

    23 January 2015

    Panto season may almost be behind us, but there are still some shocking performances out there. With Christmas a distant memory much of my working diary for the end of January is focussed on quality. In particular our legionella risk…

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  • Raised water bacterial activity - compared to what?

    07 January 2015

    Those that have worked with me will know I am a detail person. This week however I lost count. Not on a project, or a survey, but instead I lost count of the number of times customers have queried with…

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  • Indoor air quality is something that can’t be seen or heard – but it can be measured

    02 January 2015

    There are many solutions in controlling and managing air quality issues within a workplace. Globally we are becoming more conscious to the quality of our indoor and outdoor air quality with the air quality control system (AQCS) market estimated to…

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  • Health and safety humbug to tiding of goodwill

    24 December 2014

    I have just read Case 338 from the HSE Myths e-bulletin titled “Babes in arms not allowed at nativity play” (http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2014/case338-babes-in-arms-nativity-play.htm?eban=govdel-myths&cr=23-Dec-2014) The issue is around a primary school stating that parents could not bring young babies to sit on their…

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