Pests, Pollution & Hygiene

Friday 2 September 2022

Manager of dirty takeaway fined for food hygiene offences

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The manager of a takeaway business has admitted food hygiene charges after Torfaen Council's Environmental Health Officers discovered the premises in a dirty and greasy condition, with foods exposed to risks of contamination...
Thursday 30 June 2022

River fly-tipper fined

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A women has been ordered to pay £280 after her household waste was found dumped in the Afon Llwyd in April 2020...
Friday 27 May 2022

Celebrate the Jubilee safely

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Only five days to go until the long Bank Holiday weekend, so if you're planning to celebrate in Torfaen, and you're not sure where to start, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the council is here to help. We have some easy-to-follow tips so that the food at your event will be memorable for all the right reasons...
Friday 21 January 2022

Fly-tipper bags a fine

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A women has been ordered to pay nearly £2,000 for dumping 12 black bags of rubbish, broken furniture and cardboard boxes...
Friday 3 December 2021

Action over odour

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A woman has been successfully prosecuted by Torfaen Council under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for causing a nuisance to her neighbours by allow dogs' mess to accumulate in her rear yard...
Wednesday 22 September 2021

£200K worth of illegal cigarettes seized in Wales

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A MILLION illegal cigarettes with a street value of more than £200,000 have been seized in Wales as part of a major crackdown on the country's illegal tobacco trade...
Wednesday 15 September 2021

New food allergen law comes into force on 1 October

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Trading Standards Wales is supporting an initiative by Greater Gwent Food Group to reduce deaths from allergic reactions...
Friday 10 September 2021

Your views on nuisance dog orders needed

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Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) help local Councils tackle anti-social behaviour. We are reviewing the current PSPOs in place relating to dog controls to ensure they remain relevant and effective in maintaining a clean and green Torfaen, and we want your views..
Thursday 22 July 2021

Spot checks reveal three businesses not complying with Covid regulations

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Castel-Y-Bwch, Henllys Lane, Cwmbran, the Dorallt, Henllys, Cwmbran and the Oakfield, Cwmbran, are the latest businesses to be issued a Premises Improvement Notice for breaches of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020...
Monday 19 July 2021

FSA explains PPDS changes for businesses | FSA explains PPDS changes for businesses (fsaevents.co.uk)

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From 1 October 2021, the requirements for labelling on prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) foods will change in England, Wales and Northern Ireland....
Friday 2 July 2021

Spots checks on pubs and shops

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Torfaen Council's Trading Standards team are conducting enforcement visits to shops and pubs in the borough following an increase in complaints regarding underage drinking and the sale of alcohol to young people...
Tuesday 8 June 2021

HMRC & Trading Standards crackdown on illegal alcohol

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More than 4000 cans of lager including Stella Artois, Orangeboom and Kronenbourg have been seized by trading standards and customs officers...
Thursday 19 March 2020

Advice for food premises – delivery of takeaway

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If you are a food premises offering food delivery or take away/delivery service for the first time due to the current covid-19 situation, we would recommend that you look at the following guidance (http://bit.ly/3b8qdFo or http://bit.ly/2IXT0kg)
Monday 12 August 2019

Water weevils released to tackle water fern

Water weevils released to tackle water fern
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An army of 2mm long weevils have been introduced into the Afon Lwyd at the Ty Coch section of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal to help battle the rapid growth of water fern.
Thursday 8 August 2019

Next round of weed spraying in the borough to start

Next round of weed spraying in the borough to start
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On Monday 12 August (weather permitting) Complete Weed Control (South & Central Wales) Ltd will be starting the second round of spot treating weeds on public footways and car parks using their cutting edge technology, the Weed-it, throughout the Torfaen on Council and Bron Afon Community Housing.
Wednesday 31 July 2019

Food delivery firm ordered to dispose of £2,500 worth of sandwiches

Food delivery firm ordered to dispose of £2,500 worth of sandwiches
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A food delivery firm was ordered to dispose of £2500 worth of sandwiches last month after food hygiene officers from the council discovered they had been transported from London in a broken refrigerated vehicle.
Thursday 18 April 2019

A Torfaen man has lost his appeal against a conviction for food hygiene offences

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Rashid Iqbal, director of a company running Premier Stores from 15 Edlogan Square, Cwmbran, appealed his conviction against food hygiene offences in a hearing at Cardiff Crown Court on 12 April 2019.
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