Food Safety Technical Support, Audits & Training for Oil and Gas Operators, Contractors & Caterers

Preventing Person-to-Person Spread following Gastrointestinal Infections

Preventing Person-to-Person Spread following Gastrointestinal Infections: Guidelines for Public Health Physicians and Environmental Health Officers

This guidance updates advice on preventing person-to-person spread of gastrointestinal infections in the general population, first published in 1983 by the Public Health Laboratory Service and last updated in 1995. It represents a consensus of informed opinion and is particularly aimed at those public health physicians and environmental health officers who do not specialise in communicable disease control. It addresses predominantly the organisms that more commonly present them with problems. The guidance considers general measures, enteric precautions, exclusion from work and other settings and groups that pose an increased risk of spreading infection.


Codex Catering Guide

Link to the 'Codex Guide "Code of Hygienic Practice for Precooked and Cooked Foods in Mass Catering CAC/RCP 39-1993' added to the Food & Water Standards in the Resources Area.

This Code has, as far as possible, been made consistent with the format and content of the General Principles of Food Hygiene.

The need for this Code is based on the following considerations:

1. Epidemiological data show that many outbreaks of food poisoning are caused by food produced in mass catering.
2. Large-scale catering operations are particularly hazardous because of the way the food is stored and handled.
3. Outbreaks can involve large numbers of people.

Codex Catering Guide

New Food Safety Website

This new web site is aimed at operators, contractors & caterers in the E&P sector who have responsibility for contracting, managing or monitoring industrial catering operations and who may benefit from food safety support. These services are detailed in the section 'Food Safety Services'

The website was originally conceived as a collection of information for existing clients.The Internet Resources are a collection of links to health, catering and food safety information. Comments about the site and resources are welcome - if you have any comments or suggestions for other links, please e-mail

Changes and additions to the website will be posted in the ' New Website Links'.