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Local Business fined for carrying out illegal slaughter

Reference: 
049/14
Date: 
Fri, 09/19/2014

A business in Mepal convicted of carrying out the illegal slaughter of animals and breaching food hygiene regulations has been ordered to pay fines totaling £1,025 and costs of £1303.

Mr Lee Smith of Jasmine Farm, Chatteris Road, Mepal admitted three breaches of The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 and one breach of the General Food Regulations 2004 at a hearing in Cambridge Magistrates’ Court.

The case began with an anonymous telephone call alleging meat was being made available locally without going through a slaughterhouse.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Local Business fined for carrying out illegal slaughter

Council raises the awareness of asbestos

Reference: 

100/10

Date: 

01/10/2010

On average 4,000 people every year die in the UK due to Asbestos related activities – 25 per cent have worked in the building, maintenance and repair trades at some time during their working lives.

To target the problem, officers from the Commercial Team in Environmental Services at East Cambridgeshire District Council and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be carrying out targeted inspections of businesses within the District in the next few weeks.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Council raises the awareness of asbestos