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Another reason for sleepless nights

The Supreme Court has decided that Employment tribunal fees are unlawful. So what does this mean for your business?

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Contracts of Employment Q&A

Contract of Employment – are they just a worthless piece of paper or a great tool for employers?

We take a closer look at the main points you need to consider when drafting and varying contract terms and conditions.

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Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety News

An update from Ellis Whittam on a range of sensitive areas in Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety News

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Are dress codes fit for purpose?

Two committees are calling for a review of the law to ensure employees are protected from discriminatory dress codes at work.

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Dealing with holidays requests

We've teamed up with our friends at Ellis Whittam Limited to bring you a series of guidance notes on a variety of topics.

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How to manage poor performance effectively

We've teamed up with our friends at Ellis Whittam Limited to bring you a series of guidance notes on a variety of topics.

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Guide to Shelf Life Testing

Shelf-life testing is the process which allows food producers to determine how long a product can be on sale and safely consumed before it potentially becomes harmful.

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Primary Authority Partnership

The Café Society has finalised a Primary Authority Partnership with Slough Borough Council which will transform the way members of the deal with enforcement agencies in future.

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The Implications of EC Proposals for Reducing Residual Levels of QAC’s

Presentation made by Dr. John Holah, Technical Director, Holchem Laboratories Ltd. at the Technical Forum Meeting on 1st October 2014.

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Renewable Energy Association presentation

Presentation made by Gaynor Hartnell, of the Renewable Energy Association at the technical forum on 1st October 2014.

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The gluten-free opportunity presentation

Presentation made by James Garman, of Coeliac UK on the 1st October 2014 at the latest technical forum.

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Defra changes "Use-by-end-of" ruling

Defra has now agreed that the sandwich industry can use the term ‘Use-by-end-of’ after the issue was raised with officials in Brussels.

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Guidance Notes on the Labelling of Sandwiches

A new set of guidelines for labelling sandwiches under the new Food Information regulations has been published by the British Sandwich Association.

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Saturated Fat Reduction Pledge

Saturated Fat Reduction Pledge

As part of its obesity campaign, the Department of Health is aimingto reduce saturated fat to 11% in diets by getting food businesses to pledge to minimse the levels in products through reformulation, cuts in portion sizes and encouraging consumers to buy products with lower saturated fat levels.

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Salt Reduction Pledge

Salt Reduction Pledge

Major reductions have been made in salt levels in packaged sandwiches and the foodservice sector is now working to achieve similar reductions that will help it meet targets set by the Department of Health under its Responsibility Deal pledge.

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HACCP

HACCP

Where to start

Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) is an internationally recognised approach to the management of food safety which is enshrined in legislation.

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Registration of Food Businesses

Registration of Food Businesses

If you are starting a new food business, the law requires that you register your operation with your local environmental health authority.....

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Food Poisoning and Food-borne Diseases

Food Poisoning and Food-borne Diseases

Those running and working in food businesses should be fully aware of what can cause food related illnesses so that they can minimise the risks and protect their reputation

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Histamine Poisoning

Histamine Poisoning

There are some concerns in the industry that operators should be more aware of the risks of histamine in relation particularly to tuna. Histamine occurs naturally in tuna and, if care is not taken, there is a very real risk of the bacteria growing and causing serious poisoning. This poisoning is very similar to a dangerous allergic response – so it is important for your employees and customers that care is taken to avoid this.

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BRC Global Standard For Storage and Distribution

BRC Global Standard For Storage and Distribution

The British Retail Consortium has published a Global Standard For Storage and Distribution.

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