Safer Food Better Business
What Does The Law Require?
Since the 1st January 2006 new Regulations have come into force requiring all food business operators to put in place, implement and maintain a permanent procedure or procedures based on the HACCP principles
. This means, food business owners must be able to show what they do to make food that is safe to eat. This must be written down. If you already have a documented system this may satisfy the requirements.
What is Safer Food Better Business?
Safer Food Better Business (SFBB
) is a new approach to food safety management that offers understandable, practical guidance to small catering and retail businesses.
The SFBB pack is made up of jargon free ‘safe method’ sheets and a diary. The safe methods highlight things that are important to make food safely. They are designed so that each business can tailor the system to their own needs through a simple tick box approach. The safe methods also provide advice on what to do if things go wrong.
The SFBB system does not require excessive record keeping, so freeing up your time to concentrate on other aspects of the business.
How Will I Benefit From Using SFBB?
Using the pack will help you:
· Comply with the new Regulations
· Show what you do to make food safely
· Train staff
· Protect your businesses reputation
· Improve productivity of your business
· Reduce food wastage
You can obtain a SFBB pack by calling The Food Standards Agency on Telephone 0845 6060667 or by emailing them using email@example.com
. You may also download
a copy of the pack.
The Food Standards Agency has a website dedicated to SFBB which can be accessed from the main website www.food.gov.uk
The Food Standards Agency is launching a UK-wide campaign (from January 2010), to raise awareness among food businesses about the Agency tools available to help businesses comply with food hygiene law.
The tools being promoted include Safer food, better business (for use in England and Wales), CookSafe and RetailSafe (for use in Scotland), and Safe Catering (for use in Northern Ireland). These tools provide innovative and practical approaches to food safety management. Good hygiene is good for business