Pests, Pollution & Hygiene

Friday 10 March 2023

Takeaway owner prosecuted for rotting meat

A takeaway in Pontypool was closed down after Environmental Health Officers responded to reports of a petrol generator being used because the electricity to the premises had been cut off.
Monday 6 March 2023

New dedicated litter and fly-tipping prevention officer

A new fly-tipping and litter prevention officer has been employed by Torfaen Council to help reduce litter and fly-tipping in the borough...
Friday 2 September 2022

Manager of dirty takeaway fined for food hygiene offences

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (

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

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

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