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CAN POPPY SEEDS AFFECT A WORKPLACE DRUGS TEST?

Veteran BBC presenter Angela Rippon has found herself testing positive for opiates – after eating poppy seeds in a loaf of bread in the fourth series of Rip Off Britain: Food. The test result picked up the presence of opiates after she consumed poppy seed bread and a poppy seed bagel over the course of three days.

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WHAT DOES A HUNG PARLIAMENT MEAN FOR UK EMPLOYERS?

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The 2017 UK General Election has resulted in a hung Parliament with no single party holding a majority. This means that the passing of laws will have to be achieved through the brokering of deals or the formation of a coalition – much like the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition of 2010-2015.

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UNIVERSITY ‘SEXIST’ DRESS CODE LAWFUL BUT UNACCEPTABLE

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The Free University of Brussels (ULB) was accused of being sexist after it asked its female students to wear low-cut dresses for graduation day. It was later forced to apologise. An email sent round to all medical students informed that makes could wear suits, but women were told: “From an aesthetic point of view it is better for young women to wear a dress or skirt, and a nice revealing neckline.

With so many decisions having to be made in care homes across the UK on a daily basis, food safety training may not be high on your priority list – but it really, really should be, says Mike Williams. Poor food handling is possibly the largest contributor to food contamination in the UK and the effects can significantly impair the wellbeing of both residents and staff (and possibly visitors too), as well as irrevocably damaging your business, so proper and regular food safety training is vital.

THE CHRISSY B SHOW - FOOD SAFETY

HOW TO BE A FOOD-BUSINESS STAR

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Food safety specialist Goga Sheppard from STS appeared on the Chrissy B Show to talk all things food safety.

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Mike Williams, director at UK food safety consultancy STS, explains the three fundamental areas an environmental health officer will look at during an inspection and how getting these areas right means food businesses will have little trouble achieving a 5* food-hygiene rating:

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THE HIDDEN CHALLENGES OF INVISIBLE DISABILITIES

Millions of people work with disabilities they rarely talk about, but greater awareness can help both employers and employees, writes Jessica Holland.

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GRENFELL TOWER FIRE HIGHLIGHTS FIRE RISK OF HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS

The tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London has raised serious concerns about fire safety in high rise buildings, which are often used for commercial purposes as well as residential accommodation.

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