Restauranteur fined £30,000 for dirt

The owner of a filthy restaurant who put the public at risk has been fined £30,000 after an investigation by Hammersmith & Fulham Council. The owners of Woody Grill restaurant and takeaway in Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, pleaded guilty in court to a total of eight offences. H&F Council’s environmental health team stepped in after [...]

April 18th, 2016|Food, News|Comments Off on Restauranteur fined £30,000 for dirt

Salmonella uses GPS to conquer our immune system

Researchers have discovered that the potentially deadly foodborne bacteria Salmonella uses its food as a GPS system.The bug can sense if it’s in the gut or elsewhere in the body based on sensing a substance found in our cell membranes, which is also a nutrient it consumes. It then uses that information to determine whether it should be [...]

March 28th, 2016|Food, Health, Infection, News|Comments Off on Salmonella uses GPS to conquer our immune system

Going to the USA this summer?

If you are visiting America, make sure you only eat deep-fried food. In the last few weeks one person has died and a further 248 remain sick after a Salmonella outbreak in North Carolina - at a restaurant that got a 98% 'A' grade in a recent food inspection. The CDC is investigating another, multi-resistant Salmonella outbreak [...]

Free Campylobacter webinar, Weds 18th March

Tomorrow the Food Standards Agency is joining forces with the Meat Trades Journal (MTJ) to run a webinar on beating Campylobacter - the UK's most common bacterial cause of food poisoning. Campy is serious - it causes about 300,000 cases per year. MTJ Editor, Ed Bedington, will be chairing the session with presentations by Steve Wearne, [...]

March 17th, 2015|Food, Health|0 Comments