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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

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.

Contact us

If you have any questions or queries please contact us using our online query form.

Contact us - Food and Workplace Safety

01235 422403
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

Vale of White Horse District Council
Food and Workplace Safety Team
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE