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Masterclass in bacteria dangers
businesses are to be served up a masterclass in the dangers of E
Environmental health teams from across North
Yorkshire are joining forces to stage three seminars in
Northallerton, Harrogate and Malton for food producers and
Butchers, meat processors, businesses
using vacuum packing machines and supplying ready to eat foods to
vulnerable groups such as the under 5s over 65s, businesses with
close farming and animal activity and delicatessens are being urged
to take in one of the sessions.
It will raise awareness regarding the risks
associated with E Coli O157 and how future inspections of
businesses will be focussed following recent guidance; increase
knowledge and understanding with regard to controlling E coli O157.
It could also increase the Food Safety Officer’s confidence in
businesses which may assist in improving and maintaining Food
Hygiene Ratings. And there will be the chance to discuss
concerns regarding EColi 0157 and introduce an alternative new
butchers’ food safety management system.
The sessions will be addressed by Dr Heather
Aird from Microbiology Services of York; William Wood and
Steve Pepper Training providers, Peter Littleton of Holchem
Chemicals; Brian Hagyard of Harrogate Borough Council and local
Environmental Health Officers.
They take place on June 18 at the Civic Centre in Northallerton; June 25 at the Borough
Council Offices in Harrogate and July 2 at Ryedale House in
Malton. The sessions are 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
The event is supported by Craven, Hambleton,
Richmondshire, Ryedale and Selby District
Councils, Harrogate and Scarborough Borough Councils and the City
of York Council.
To book a place – which are limited - contact Hambleton and
Richmondshire Environmental Health Technical Support on 01609