Food safety management procedures play a key role in ensuring your business complies with food hygiene and safety standards, as well as legal regulations such as the Food Safety Act 1990.
Here at Food Safety Logic, we have lots of expertise and experience working with food businesses across the United Kingdom. We have designed and put in place food safety management systems based on HACCP principles to help service based businesses including St. John’s College in Oxford. And product based food businesses such as milk pasteurisation for an on-farm vending machine and a water bottling plant.
What is a Food Safety Management System? and why do I need one?
Under UK law, all food businesses must have a written record that clearly shows how they manage food hygiene and safety. If you don’t have a documented Food Safety Management System you are likely to get a poor Food Hygiene Rating Score.
Your Food Safety Management System must be based on HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) principles. Don’t worry if you aren’t sure how to do this, as we will help you to take a close look at what you do in your business to pin point what hazards could affect the safety of your food.
Firstly we will look at the specific food safety hazards and what you need to do to control them including critical areas of food safety that you need to focus on. Then we look at what could go wrong, and what action you will need to take in order to produce safe food for your customers. Finally we will advise you on how to check your FSMS is working and when to review it.
Our consultants at Food Safety Logic are on-hand to ensure your food safety management system is fit for purpose, providing you with the reassurance that your business is legal.
What Food Safety Management System is suitable for your business?
There are two options that our experts at Food Safety Logic can recommend in order to ensure you have a system in place that delivers to food hygiene and safety standards.
‘Safer Foods Better Business’
The ‘Safer Foods Better Business’ (SFBB) pack is a generic template which allows you to record your business operations. It provides safe methods and a diary and shows you how to comply with food hygiene regulations, advises what you can do to make food safely and how to improve your business’ food hygiene rating . If you’re a small food business such as a deli or cafe, it is a suitable option for your company to use.
Download the pack for free from the Food Standards Agency website https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/safer-food-better-business-sfbb. Or take a look at the SFBB+ app, which includes a paid subscription.
FSL Food Safety Management System
If you are a larger catering business with complex operations or manufacturing food products then we will put together a bespoke HACCP system for you. This will help you manage the food safety risks as it will be tailored to your business operations based on the information you have already given us.
As a result, you’ll be able to check and control food safety risks every day, enabling you to provide your customers with a high-quality product and/or service.
Our business relationship starts here and we know it is really important to take the time to get to know you and your food operation. During this visit, one of our experts will:
- Meet you either in person – or virtually – at your business premises.
- Review what you are doing and your current paperwork
- Talk to your staff about what is happening on the ‘kitchen floor’.
- Pinpoint what is critical and what could make your customers ill.
Our consultants will use this information to put together a new system that is complimented by The Kitchen Daily Diary web app for digital recording of all your monitoring checks.
When the system is ready we’ll arrange another visit to help you start using it, and iron out any teething problems, so you will be ready to go.
Are you looking to implement a world-class food safety management system into your business?
Contact one of our experts today on 07930 423 804 or email our Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner, Helen Groves, on email@example.com to discuss how we can help!