Media and news

We raise the profile of environmental health issues and the work of Environmental Health Officers through press releases and comments to the media and government.

We have a team of spokespeople across the areas of environmental health, including food safety, housing, environmental protection and public health.

To receive expert information, opinions or interview requests, please contact PR Manager, Steven Fifer, (020 7827 5922 or 07970 949363). Outside of office hours, please call: 07815 853529.

Latest news

Renew your membership with CIEH today
14 November 2016
Renew your membership with CIEH and be part of the foremost environmental health professional body
Countdown begins to Safe Food Conference with BHA 
3 November 2016
Two weeks to go till start of Safe Food Conference with BHA. Have you got your tickets yet?
Counter fraud good practice guide expected to be published
18 October 2016
Working with the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at the University of Portsmouth, CIEH is gearing up to launch a new fraud guidance for the food and drink industry
Inaugural Environmental Health Hero award goes to US campaigner
30 September 2016
Prominent US campaigner takes home the first-ever Environmental Health Hero award
Nominations open to become a CIEH trustee
27 September 2016
CIEH will be electing two new trustees for 2017 and nominations for candidates are now open
CIEH welcomes thoughts on DCLG's business rate consultation
30 August 2016
To help with submitting a robust response, CIEH is asking the environmental health workforce to provide their thoughts on DCLG's plans to allow local governments to retain 100% of business rates raised locally
Members asked to nominate people to join Assembly of Representatives
30 August 2016
A third of the Assembly of Representatives have come to the end of their three-year term and CIEH is calling on members to nominate their preferred choices 
How can CIEH better help you?
5 August 2016
CIEH is conducting a survey asking all its members exactly what they think of the organisation.
Council encourages restaurants and customers to use 'doggy bags' to reduce food waste 
21 July 2016
Local restaurants encouraged by Woking Council to use bio boxes to help customers reduce food waste
Inaugural environmental health hero awards to take a bow at Annual Conference
18 July 2016
CIEH's 2016 Annual Conference will see the launch of the first-ever Environmental Health Hero Awards with Middlesex University.
CIEH celebrates environmental health excellence at House of Lords
15 July 2016
14 people were recognised for excellence in environmental health at an exclusive awards ceremony in the House of Lords
What's in the bin stays there
8 July 2016
During food safety week the CIEH says food in the bin should stay there as it might be too risky to eat 
Tesco and FareShare: redirecting surplus food those in need 
8 July 2016
Earlier this year, Tesco and FareShare launched a scheme to redirect surplus food to charities and community groups
County Council reminds local residents to feed their green bins
8 July 2016
Warwickshire County Council reminds residents to use their green bins to increase food recycling and reduce food waste
Local authority in Derbyshire takes the lead in reducing food waste
8 July 2016
During Food Safety Week the CIEH is highlighting an innovative approach from South Derbyshire District Council to reduce food waste
CIEH is seeking your views to assist with response to PHE review
8 June 2016
To help prepare a response to the government review into PHE, the CIEH is asking for the thoughts and opinions of the environmental health community
Special CIEH webinar: Brexit and the impact on environmental health
2 June 2016
The CIEH is set to host a special webinar for its members looking at the impacts on environmental health if the UK remains in or leaves the EU
CIEH's environmental programme meets international standards
26 May 2016
CIEH has been recertified for ISO 14001:2004 and joins 14,000 organisations who have also met the international standard
CIEH to host debate on future of environmental health
20 May 2016
EHPs face difficult times ahead and the CIEH is hosting a panel debate to take a closer look at the most pressing issues
Plans for annual food safety conference well under way
18 May 2016
The CIEH is busy planning for the seventh annual food safety conference with guest speakers from the FSA, Manchester University and the British Hospitality Association
CIEH Presidential awards: recognising environmental health research excellence
13 May 2016
President Tim Everett wants Members to submit their research to be in with a chance to win a prestigious award
New guidance on ticks to mitigate health risks 
3 May 2016
The National Pest Advisory Panel recently produced new guidance to help professionals deal with health risks posed by a rise in the number of ticks
Political parties clash on levels of protection for environmental health services in Wales
28 April 2016
Questions on environmental health funding and the failed public health bill in Wales were posed to political parties at the CIEH Wales conference
Environmental health is essential for future prospects of Wales
26 April 2016
A former Minister, representatives from the leading Welsh political parties and a previous Chief Medical Officer all said environmental health is important for future Wales at the CIEH Wales's Annual Conference 2016.
TV star and Shadow Minister set to speak at CIEH housing conference
7 April 2016
This year's housing and health conference is set to be the best one yet with guest speakers Matt Allwright and Rt. Hon. John Healey MP
EHN launches competition to celebrate 30 birthday
7 April 2016
The in-house magazine of the CIEH has launched a competition to celebrate its upcoming 30 birthday
CIEH Awards open for nominations
31 March 2016
Nominations are now being accepted for the CIEH awards and for the first time anyone is free to nominate or be nominated in three specific categories
 CIEH Wales counting down the days till start of annual conference
29 March 2016
Preparations for the CIEH Wales annual conference are well underway with the event kicking off on Wednesday 20 April.
Local Government Association Housing Commission – Submission of the CIEH 
29 February 2016
 
Proposed changes to national planning policy - Joint response to DCLG consultation
25 February 2016
 
TiFSiP conference to shine a light on latest developments in food law
19 February 2016
The countdown has begun to TiFSiP's Food Law in Practice conference, providing guidance to food businesses and the enforcement community.
Changing landscape for regulators takes centre stage at Year Ahead conference
18 February 2016
2016's Year Ahead conference looked at the changing regulatory landscape, with developing 'soft skills' and better partnership working dominating the agenda.
CIEH develops environmental health guidance to improve children's wellbeing
9 February 2016
The CIEH has produced guidance for school governors so they can implement health initiatives, as part of our commitment to improve children's health and wellbeing.
Expert bodies launch consultation on planning and noise
8 February 2016
Together with the ANC and IoA, the CIEH has launched an online consultation around a new Professional Practice Guidance document.
Government Plan to meet NO2 limits is incomplete and unclear says the CIEH
26 January 2016
Defra’s final Air Quality Plan, released just before Christmas, is incomplete and fails to give local authorities all the help they need the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has said.
CIEH promotes environmental health through high-profile media appearances
19 January 2016
A great start to 2016 as the CIEH features on BBC radio and TV spreading the word about environmental health
Countdown begins to start of Year Ahead Conference 2016
15 January 2016
The Year Ahead Conference 2016 is only a month away and tickets are available
Environmental Health News receives thumbs up from its readers
11 January 2016
The CIEH's in-house magazine, Environmental Health News, gets a seal of approval from its readers
CIEH welcomes Anne Godfrey as new CEO
8 January 2016
The CIEH welcomes Anne Godfrey from the CIM as our new Chief Executive
Submissions wanted for the MJ Awards
7 January 2016
The MJ Awards are open for entries and the 'Trading Standards and Environmental Health' prize is up for grabs