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How a multilingual food hygiene course can improve health and safety standards

16-11-2016

Photo shows an employee completing an online food safety certificate

No matter how reputable a business you run, the one thing customers can’t overlook is poor health and safety. This is especially true in the catering industry, where consistent food safety standards are paramount; there is no getting around undercooked food or badly cleaned appliances. Food hy…

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Factory fall leads to prosecution for Lincolnshire company

13-03-2012

A Lincolnshire food manufacturer has been fined after a worker fell from a breadcrumb-making machine.

The 39-year-old maintenance technician from Gainsborough had climbed onto the machine at Kerry Ingredients (UK) Ltd in Carr Lane, to install a lifting beam across the top of the large vessel in or…

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Food business fined £230,000 after worker loses hand

26-10-2011

A major European food business producing raw and prepared chicken products has been fined £230,000 after two incidents at its Suffolk factory, one of which led to an employee losing his right hand.

Night shift supervisor Shaun Alexander, 42, from Kesingland in Suffolk, was helping a member of hi…

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Food firm sentenced over Wigan worker's injuries

24-10-2011

A food processing firm has been sentenced after one of its employees suffered serious injuries to her arm at a Wigan factory.

The worker, who has asked not to be named, needed a metal plate in her left arm after it became caught in a potato blanching machine at the plant on Dobson Park Way in Ince…

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