Food Safety Management Systems
If you run a food business, you must have a documented food safety management system based on the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).
Simply, this is a written system that looks at:
- The type of food you prepare
- How you do this safely by monitoring critical points of your process
- Having suitable documentation to demonstrate this
The amount of documentation needed relates to the type of food and the risks they present. Your staff must be trained on your system to ensure they understand the process and procedures they need to follow and what monitoring is required.
Your food hygiene rating score will be considerably affected if you do not have a fully implemented and up to date food safety management system such as Safer Food Better Business (SFBB).
Safer Food Better Business
The Food Standards Agency has developed a nationally recognised food safety management system that is suitable for a range of different business types. These can be downloaded free of charge from the Food Standards Agency
- Indian cuisine
- Chinese cuisine in English
- Chinese cuisine in Cantonese
- residential care homes
Food Standards Agency Scotland has produced a system for butchers to use called ButcherSafe – Click here to visit the ButcherSafe website
Purchase a printed Safer Food Better Business (SFBB) and Diary pack
We have printed safer food better business packs for caterers available to purchase. This is to help businesses comply with food hygiene regulations and put in place a food safety management system. These have been printed on thick paper and bound with a plastic front cover to help protect them from kitchen wear and tear.
We have also produced a 48-week printed SFBB diary designed to be used alongside an SFBB pack, also printed on thick paper and bound with a plastic cover
If you wish to purchase any of the SFBB products, please visit our Safer Food Better Business shop.
If you have any questions or queries please contact us using our online query form.