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Vietnamese food truck remains OPEN after 'female customer is left forcing herself to throw up from eating a meal infested with maggots'

  • What The Pho was serving customers at outdoor food village, The Hamlet
  • A woman claimed she found maggots crawling through her take away meal
  • ACT health said it was working with the business to rectify the issue

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A food truck in Canberra which allegedly served a take away meal infested with maggots has been allowed to continue trading as usual.

What The Pho was serving customers at The Hamlet, an outdoor food village in the inner city suburb of Braddon, when it received complaints of alleged larva crawling through a customer’s meal.

A female customer claimed she was part-way through a Vietnamese dish from the establishment when she saw multiple live insects wriggling around inside, ABC News[2] reports.

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Video footage allegedly shows a mass amount of the tiny white worms maneuvering through what looks to be a chunky vegetable and meat dish.

The customer, who was dining with colleagues at the time, said she was sick after making the unpleasant discovery.

‘She didn’t know what to do.

She sort of freaked out and next thing she’s over trying to actually throw up in the bin,’ her workmate Brendan Ryan told the publication.

The popular Vietnamese food stall has been issued a warning by ACT Health, but was allowed to continue trading because it’s alleged maggot issue didn’t warrant immediate closure.

‘This business is working with ACT Health to rectify the issues identified, during which time the business may continue trading,’ ACT Health said in a statement.

What The Pho was serving customers at The Hamlet in Canberra when a customer allegedly discovered maggots in her meal

What The Pho was serving customers at The Hamlet in Canberra when a customer allegedly discovered maggots in her meal

Video footage allegedly shows a mass amount of the tiny wriggly bodies maneuvering through what appears to be a chunky vegetable and meat dish

Video footage allegedly shows a mass amount of the tiny wriggly bodies maneuvering through what appears to be a chunky vegetable and meat dish

Mr Ryan was unimpressed with the business’s reaction to being told there were maggots living in the food it had served.

He said the restaurant owner initially apologised, but after a check on the rest of his stock, he told the concerned colleague ‘the rest of it is alright’.

Mr Ryan was left ‘stunned’ at the owner’s lax approach to the potential public health hazard.

Owner of The Hamlet, Nik Bulum, said What The Pho would be kicked out of the village if the alleged maggots were found to be the fault of its owner.

The restaurant runs independently of The Hamlet and falls under separate management.

The food stall was issued a warning by ACT Health, but was allowed to continue trading because it's alleged maggot issue didn't warrant immediate closure

The food stall was issued a warning by ACT Health, but was allowed to continue trading because it’s alleged maggot issue didn’t warrant immediate closure

References

  1. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ ABC News (www.abc.net.au)

Clean Cargo Working Group issues encouraging report on ocean shipping

San Francisco-based BSR[1] has announced that its Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG)[2] has released its Global Maritime Trade Lane Emissions Factors report[3]. This contains data provided by more than 3,200 ships from 22 of the world’s leading ocean container carriers representing 87 percent of the global ocean container shipping industry by volume.Compiled over the past year, it reflects the disruption caused by Hanjin’s collapse and the flurry of ocean carrier consolidations that took place as a consequence.The data show that the industry improved performance of greenhouse gas emissions by 2.4 percent from 2015 to 2016, a lower rate of improvement than in previous years. This highlights that performance continues to improve but demonstrates the critical importance of collaboration and collective action to enable shipping to contribute to global emissions reductions targets.

This was also the first year that 100 percent of carriers included in the emissions factors were verified using the CCWG procedure and guidance for verifying CO2 and SOx data.The Clean Cargo Working Group has also reached a major milestone of 50 corporate members. The group now includes 22 container carriers and 28 of this industry’s largest customers–both global brands and freight forwarders. APL Logistics, CEVA Logistics, EFL, Expeditors International, LF Logistics, Panalpina Management Ltd., Philips Lighting, and SAT Albatros all joined in 2017.“Partnerships along the value chain are key to truly conducting business sustainably.

In joining CCWG, we join a group of peers dedicated to accelerating sustainability in the container shipping industry,” said Nicola Kimm[4], Head of Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety at Philips Lighting[5], one of the new shippers to join in 2017. “Furthermore, we gain access to reliable and accurate data on individual carrier performance, enabling us to make better informed procurement decisions and drive down carbon emissions of our logistics.”The group continues to foster environmental performance innovations for the sector, such as a pilot by members Electrolux and Hamburg Sud[6] to reduce pollution in ports.

CCWG has also kicked off a materiality assessment to prioritize the most critical social, ethical, and environmental impacts industrywide that will help CCWG to set a vision for 2030 and a three-year agenda.“CCWG provides so much more than relevant, credible data; they are also the forum to work collaboratively with our supply chain and other buyers to make progress toward the Electrolux ‘For the Better’ sustainability framework,” said Tomas Dahlman, Director, Global Energy Strategies for Electrolux. “The group works on several innovative initiatives that enable us and the shipping industry to work more sustainably.”

References

  1. ^ BSR (www.bsr.org)
  2. ^ Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) (www.bsr.org)
  3. ^ Global Maritime Trade Lane Emissions Factors report (www.bsr.org)
  4. ^ Nicola Kimm (www.linkedin.com)
  5. ^ Philips Lighting (www.usa.lighting.philips.com)
  6. ^ Hamburg Sud (www.hamburgsud.com)

Clean Cargo Working Group issues encouraging report on ocean shipping

San Francisco-based BSR[1] has announced that its Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG)[2] has released its Global Maritime Trade Lane Emissions Factors report[3]. This contains data provided by more than 3,200 ships from 22 of the world’s leading ocean container carriers representing 87 percent of the global ocean container shipping industry by volume.Compiled over the past year, it reflects the disruption caused by Hanjin’s collapse and the flurry of ocean carrier consolidations that took place as a consequence.The data show that the industry improved performance of greenhouse gas emissions by 2.4 percent from 2015 to 2016, a lower rate of improvement than in previous years. This highlights that performance continues to improve but demonstrates the critical importance of collaboration and collective action to enable shipping to contribute to global emissions reductions targets.

This was also the first year that 100 percent of carriers included in the emissions factors were verified using the CCWG procedure and guidance for verifying CO2 and SOx data.The Clean Cargo Working Group has also reached a major milestone of 50 corporate members. The group now includes 22 container carriers and 28 of this industry’s largest customers–both global brands and freight forwarders. APL Logistics, CEVA Logistics, EFL, Expeditors International, LF Logistics, Panalpina Management Ltd., Philips Lighting, and SAT Albatros all joined in 2017.“Partnerships along the value chain are key to truly conducting business sustainably.

In joining CCWG, we join a group of peers dedicated to accelerating sustainability in the container shipping industry,” said Nicola Kimm[4], Head of Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety at Philips Lighting[5], one of the new shippers to join in 2017. “Furthermore, we gain access to reliable and accurate data on individual carrier performance, enabling us to make better informed procurement decisions and drive down carbon emissions of our logistics.”The group continues to foster environmental performance innovations for the sector, such as a pilot by members Electrolux and Hamburg Sud[6] to reduce pollution in ports.

CCWG has also kicked off a materiality assessment to prioritize the most critical social, ethical, and environmental impacts industrywide that will help CCWG to set a vision for 2030 and a three-year agenda.“CCWG provides so much more than relevant, credible data; they are also the forum to work collaboratively with our supply chain and other buyers to make progress toward the Electrolux ‘For the Better’ sustainability framework,” said Tomas Dahlman, Director, Global Energy Strategies for Electrolux. “The group works on several innovative initiatives that enable us and the shipping industry to work more sustainably.”

References

  1. ^ BSR (www.bsr.org)
  2. ^ Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) (www.bsr.org)
  3. ^ Global Maritime Trade Lane Emissions Factors report (www.bsr.org)
  4. ^ Nicola Kimm (www.linkedin.com)
  5. ^ Philips Lighting (www.usa.lighting.philips.com)
  6. ^ Hamburg Sud (www.hamburgsud.com)

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