Helping you to follow the rules:
Food Safety Management System
What is it?
This is a written record that you must have by law so you can show what you actually do in your food business, it is sometimes referred to as HACCP. It should include what can go wrong, what you can do about it, the standard must you achieve, what you can check and what you need to do if it isn’t right.
Which system is suitable for your business?
‘Safe Foods Better Business’ is a readymade pack with safe methods and a diary that you complete to make it fit what you are actually doing. It is suitable if you run a small food business such as a deli or café’ and is available to download for free from the Food Standards Agency website www.food.gov.uk/sfbb
If your business is larger, more complex or multi-site we can create a management system that is tailor made for your business so you will be able to control and check the food safety risks in your business. The first step is to get to know you and your business through an half day scoping visit so we can:
- Meet you at your business premises
- Look at what you are currently doing and your existing system
- Talk to your staff about what is happening on the ‘kitchen floor’
- Find out what is critical and what could make your customers ill
- Take photographs which can help highlight poor or good practice
This information is then used to write the new system which will include the daily kitchen diary and other records. Once completed a further visit is made to help you start using the new system to make sure it works for you.
Kitchen Daily Diaries
We have developed a kitchen daily diary to help you write down all your daily checks, such as fridge and freezer temperatures, based on the risks in your business. You can also note down here when things go wrong and what action you need to take which can help identify trends and bad practice. Your staff can write down all the checks they make in the same place so you can find them easily which is very helpful during EHO inspections and audits.
If you have an automatic monitoring system for temperature monitoring etc. the diary can be used as a back up if the system breaks down.
Q & A Support
Times are changing in the food industry and it can sometimes be difficult to keep up to date with new food laws, guidance and developments. Also occasionally you may just need the answer to a burning food safety question or problem that you have.
Through our Q&A support package we can become part of your team and share our specialist food safety knowledge. No question is too silly and we will aim to respond within 24 hours.
The Q&A support package can be set up either on a monthly retainer or hourly rate and we can contact you by telephone/email whatever suits you best.
Prices from £50 per month / hour
We can help you with:
- coaching, if you have a particular food safety issue,
- crisis visits, when something goes wrong like a food poisoning allegation or allergen incident,
- business start up and pre inspection visits
- setting up food safety management and monitoring systems.
Visits can be made outside Worcestershire in Birmingham, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Oxfordshire, however if your business is located elsewhere please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your individual requirements.
Prices from £500 per day