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Botulism Risk recall

Canned Tuna Recalled Over Botulism Risk

October 11th 2015

It has today been reported that Skipanon Brand Seafood LLC of Warrenton, OR, USA is voluntarily recalling ALL LOTS, ALL SIZES of ALL Skipanon brand canned seafood products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death.

Consumers are warned not to use any of the recalled tuna product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.http://tbds.co.uk/haccp-hazard-analysis-training/

The Symptoms of Tuna Botulism

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distention and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

There have been no reported cases of illness to date.

NB Botulism is one of the biggest risks involved in home canning of foods.

 

Cheddleton Golden Ale Recalled Risk of Shatter

Golden Ale Recalledale recalled.  http://www.tbds.co.uk

Cottage Delight Ltd is recalling a batch of its ‘Staffordshire Brewery Cheddleton Golden Ale’ because the bottles might shatter.

Risk from Golden Ale recall

The bottles containing the product might shatter
Product details

Product: Staffordshire Brewery Cheddleton Golden Ale
Bottle size: 1,000ml
Batch code: 120
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Best Before’ end:  July 2016
No other batch or product is affected.

Action taken by the company

The company is recalling the product and will be contacting all their retail customers to tell them about recall and asking them to display a point-of-sale notice. A copy of the point-of-sale notice can be found at the link below.

Golden Ale recall link

October REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Training Stirling

Elementary food hygiene training course in Stirling

http://www.tbds.co.ukREHIS Certified Trainers TBDS are running an open Elementary Food Hygiene Training Course in Stirling on Monday October 19th 9.30 – 5.00 pm in Stirling Youth Hostel. Places are still available for purchase on line at the TBDS website

Five reasons you need to book an elementary food hygiene training course todayhttp://wwwtbds.co.uk

1.You will satisfy legal requirements for your workplace and as an employer, c omply with current EU 852/2004 Regulations on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs and the new Food Hygiene (UK) Regulations 2006.

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Irish Restaurant Closures

Restaurant Closureshttp://tbds.co.uk/elementary-food-hygiene/

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland issued closure orders on seven restaurants and take-aways last month.
Roma Takeaway in Dromcollogher in Limerick, Express Fast Food in Donegal’s Fintown and Meal Box on Dublin’s Cork Street were all served closure notices.
Closure Orders were also issued to Stonehouse Restaurant in Tralee and both Kebab Bites and Fusion in Wexford, along with the takeaway Chinese and bakery food preparation units of Lime Leaf XL Shop in Renmore in Galway.

Other Irish Restaurant Closures

Separately, the HSE made two successful prosecutions on the Halfway House restaurant in Burnfoot and another on the Atlantic Bar in Buncrana in Co Donegal.

REHIS Food Hygiene Training Inverness

REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Training Course In Inverness

elementary food hygiene training curse invernessREHIS Certified Trainers TBDS are running an open Elementary Food Hygiene Training Course In Inverness on  Wednesdsay October 15th 9.30 – 5.00 pm in Inverness Youth Hostel. Places are still available for purchase on line a the TBDS website

Five reasons you need to book an elementary food hygiene training course today

1.You will satisfy legal requirements for your workplace and as an employer, c omply with current EU 852/2004 Regulations on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs and the new Food Hygiene (UK) Regulations 2006.

2.REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene is a professionally and nationally recognised certificated course which provides training in the principles and best practice of good food hygiene.

3.You ensure the safety of your customers & service users

4.You learn skills for the workplace – prepare food safely and confidently

5.A poor food hygiene score published food safety score by your local EHO or the serving of an improvement notice for non-compliance could have serious implications for your business or organisation

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Carrier Bag Use Important Advice

Advice on Carrier Bag Re-use

05 October 2015tbds.co.uk

As England today joins the rest of the UK in charging for single use of carrier bags, Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is reminding the public of how to avoid spreading bacteria through carrier bag re-use.

Food Poisoning Bacteria

Raw meat and fish can contain germs that cause food poisoning, such as salmonella, E. coli and campylobacter may be present. Packing raw meat and fish with ready-to-eat foods like, bread, salads, cooked meats and cheese can lead to the germs spreading, especially if there are any spillages or leaks from the raw meat or fish packaging.
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e coli O157 linked to venison products

Nine Cases e coli O157 Reported

Nine people across Scotland have contracted the same strain of e coli O157 after eating venison reports the BBC.
They all consumed products including sausages, steaks and meatballs which were raw when purchased and cooked at home. ecoli O157, tbds cross contamination training courses stirling,glasgow,edinburgh,inverness
The venison is believed to have been bought from various shopping outlets.
Health and food standards officials, headed by Health Protection Scotland (HPS), are investigating.

Dr Syed Ahmed, consultant with Health Protection Scotland, said “It is important that all deer meat should be cooked thoroughly and should not be eaten medium or rare.
“The risk of E. coli O157 infection can be reduced by careful hand-washing, especially after contact with animals, handling raw meats, after going to the toilet and immediately before preparing or eating food and by making sure that food is always properly prepared.”

Escherichia coli O157, sometimes called VTEC, is a bacterial infection that can cause severe stomach pain, bloody diarrhoea and kidney failure. E coli O157 is found in the gut and faeces of many animals, particularly cattle.

Undeclared Cashews Nuts!

Kumar’s Rendang and Besengek Spice Pastes recalled

Recall Due to undeclared cashew nuts Key Avantage food hygiene training in stirling,edinburgh,glasgow

Verstegen Spices & Sauces UK Ltd is recalling Kumar’s Rendang Spice Paste 80ml and Kumar’s Besengek Paste 80ml because some packs may contain korma paste that includes cashew nuts as an ingredient not mentioned on the product label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to tree nuts.

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Cheese & Crab Dip Recalled Possible Contamination

Cheese & Crab Dip Recalled Due to Listeria Monocytogenes

Summer Fresh Salads Inc. is recalling Summer Fresh brand 4 Cheese & Crab Dip from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Summer Fresh Prevent possible contamination elementary food hygiene training stirling,inverness,edinburgh,glasgow,perth,
4 Cheese & Crab Dip
227 g
7 73200 70776 4
Best before
2015 OC 30

Possible Contamination

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Specially Selected Yoghurt Recalled

Aldi is recalling its Specially Selected Luxury Yogurts 150g due to undeclared hazelnut
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Hazelnut Alert Yoghurt Recalled

Some pots may contain Hazelnut yogurt, which is not mentioned on the product label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to hazelnuts.

The names of the products are:

• Specially Selected Scottish Luxury Yogurt, 150g
• Specially Selected Canadian Blueberry Luxury Yogurt, 150g
• Specially Selected Fudge and Cream Luxury Yogurt, 150g

Other information:
• brand: Aldi Specially Selected
• product code: 64284
• ‘use by’ date: 20 October 2015

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