Pub kitchen shut after 62 diners report vomiting and diarrhoea

A Somerset pub has closed its kitchen and won’t reopen until “it is safe to do so” following a spate of illnesses among diners.
The Old Farmhouse in Nailsea, north Somerset, which is operated by Hall & Woodhouse, will keep its kitchen shut while investigations from North Somerset Council and Public Health England (PHE) continue.

The Star & Garter Restaurant in Thame Fined for Defying Prohibition Notice

A restaurant that ignored an emergency prohibition notice has been fined £35,000 after it continued to prepare food in prohibited rooms.

The Star and Garter restaurant in Thame was first visited in March 2017 when EHOs from South Oxfordshire District Council found that rooms being used for food preparation and storage suffered rat infestations during a routine food hygiene inspection.

SaferFood is now Registered to deliver Highfield Allergen Training Courses

SaferFood is excited to announce that it is now registered to deliver Highfield Allergen training courses for caterers. As a food business it is essential you are able to demonstrate how you manage this issue. Please contact us for more information regarding food allergen training.

Food allergies and intolerances are on the increase. In the UK they affect around 8% of children and 2% of adults. The law changed to reflect this and make it easier for people who suffer from this when buying food and eating out (Food Standards Agency - Feb 2018).


Acocks Green restaurant fined £50,000 for using wooden boards to serve food

Acocks Green restaurant fined £50,000 for using wooden boards to serve food

Ibrahim’s Grill and Steak House Ltd has been fined £50,000 by Birmingham Magistrates Court after a case was brought by Birmingham City Council for using wooden plates to serve food.

Asda Fined £700,000 after Mouse infestation in Bakery

Asda Fined £700,000 after Mouse infestation in Bakery

A "widespread mice infestation" was discovered at an Asda bakery after a live mouse was found on a baking tray and droppings next to a cookie.
A court heard food was clearly put at direct risk at the store and the employees were aware of the problem for some time, the Liverpool Echo reports.