REHIS News

Avian Influenza

The Chief Veterinary Officers for Scotland, England and Wales have introduced new measures to help protect poultry and captive birds.

Food Standards Scotland has updated its COVID-19 Guidance for Food Business Operators and their Employees

Food Standards Scotland have updated its guidance for food business operators (FBOs) and their employees on 7 December. It aims to assist all businesses in the food and drink sector in following government guidance on infection prevention and control measures against COVID-19.

HSE has published updated guidance on ventilation and air conditioning

The law requires employers to ensure an adequate supply of fresh air in the workplace and this has not changed during the pandemic. Good ventilation, together with social distancing, keeping your workplace clean and frequent handwashing, can help reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have updated their guidance to  help businesses identify poorly ventilated areas in the workplace and provides steps to take to improve ventilation while maintaining a comfortable temperature. It will apply in most workplaces and includes guidance on:

FSS publishes self-assessment tool for food businesses

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has today published Self-Assessment tools for food businesses and food retail establishments.

UK Government launch consultation on total ban of online advertising for unhealthy foods

The UK Government has launched a consultation on proposals to ban online adverts for foods high in fat, sugar and salt in the UK. The areas being consulted on include: 

Preparing food businesses for COVID-19 outbreaks and investigations

Food Standards Scotland and Public Health Scotland have produced a guidance document to support food business operators with preparing for the investigations that will take place if an outbreak of COVID-19 is suspected in the workforce.

Food Standards Scotland has updated its COVID-19 Guidance for Food Business Operators and their Employees

Food Standards Scotland have updated its guidance for food business operators (FBOs) and their employees on 30 October. It aims to assist all businesses in the food and drink sector in following government guidance on infection prevention and control measures against COVID-19.

Honorary Vice-President returns to Scotland

Dr Tracy Morse, Honorary Vice-President of the Institute, has returned from Malawi and is now based back in Scotland. Tracy has taken up the position as Head of the Centre for Sustainable Development at Strathclyde University. Tracy will be continuing the research work in Malawi and also with her teaching. Tracy is very keen that Strathclyde University continues to work with the Environmental Health profession in areas of research and teaching which tackle Environmental Health issues.

New Community Training Qualifications released

Scottish Licensing Courses

The Institute has been working with the Scottish Government, People 1st, the SQA and other awarding bodies to review the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) and Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (Refresher) (SCPLHR) qualifications.  

As a result of this, the Institute is delighted to announce that from 1 December 2020, Approved Training Centres can apply to the Institute to offer these courses. 

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