All news articles for June 2017

Food safety: inadequate hand washing is just one issue in commercial kitchens

Norovirus outbreaks caused by dirty chefs' hands

By Nikkie Sutton

Poor handwashing in kitchens and overlooking other hygiene practices are contributing to the spread of dangerous foodborne bugs such as Norovirus, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Poll results: public opinion is split over smoking rooms according to Forest

Public split over smoking rooms in pubs

By Michelle Perrett

The public is split on whether to allow separate, well-ventilated smoking rooms in pubs, according to a survey by Forest, the pro-smoking group.  

Up in smoke: the rules of vaping inside pubs

Up in smoke: the rules of vaping inside pubs

By Georgina Townshend

The smoking ban came into effect in 2007 but where does that leave the many people who now want to vape in your premises rather than smoke cigarettes?

Costly proceedings: the Woodman pub is going through MRO arbitration

MRO fight to cost licensee £25,000

By Michelle Perrett

A licensee, fighting his case for the market-rent-only (MRO) option, said it is going to cost him £25,000 despite using the pubs code adjudicator (PCA).