A REHIS Press Release

'Sensitive approach' needed on Smoking Ban Day

John Stirling, the President of REHIS echoed the call from Jack McConnell to have a 'sensitive approach' towards the smoking ban at first.

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Smoking Ban first month 'an outstanding success'

Although no official nationwide statistics are yet available, it appears to have been well received by owners of premises, their staff and their customers. Initial reports from EHOs suggest that, both in the commercial sector and among the public, there has been overwhelming compliance, with only a handful of minor issues.

MSPs urged to act on sunbed cancer threat

Press release of 2 May 2006 in support of the private member's Bill proposed for introduction to the Scotish Parliament by Ken Macintosh, MSP

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Sunbed numbers on the increase

A REHIS survey of all Scotland's local authorities has revealed a record number of tanning parlours and has shown that the number of complaints to Environmental Health Departments is also rising.

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REHIS urges Scots to stop poisoning themselves

During Food Safety Week, the Institute is highlighting the dangers of food poisoning.

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Eastern Europeans score highly in food hygiene

A new training programme approved by REHIS and the Sea Fish Industry Authority has seen 14 Eastern block food workers gain the Elementary Certificate in Food Hygiene.

The workers, from Latvia, Poland and Lithuania scored an average of 90% at Young's Bluecrest factory in Fraserburgh.

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WHO recognises Environmental Health work

A recent report published by the World Health Organisation highlights the importance of environmental health work

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Scots Environmental Health staffing problems worsening

Having warned of a serious shortage of Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) in 2005, the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) says the situation is getting worse, rather than better.

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REHIS joins junk food debate

The Institute's Vice President, Bernard Forteath, has highlighted how REHIS can assist in spreading the message about improving the diet of children. See text of press release for further details

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Minister urged to act on sunbeds

REHIS has written to the Scottish Health Minister, Andy Kerr, urging him to take action on the regulation of sunbed parlours.

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