By law, all food business must have a food safety management system to make sure food is safe to eat for customers.
A food safety management system helps you to manage and document food safety procedures to comply with food hygiene law.
This system should be based on food safety practices that you are familiar with and follow the Food Standard Agency's (FSA) - Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
The level of documentation required will depend on the nature and size of your business.
If you are a small to medium sized business, we recommend managing your food safety using the Food Standard Agency's - Safer Food Better Business food safety management system.
The SFBB Food Safety Management System is:
Please note: when carrying out a food hygiene inspection, we need to see that you are documenting your food safety to comply with food hygiene law. Please make sure you are using it, maintaining records and have it available on the premises to show during an inspection.
SFBB food safety management system will help you to:
The following SFBB food safety management packs on the Food Standards Agency website will help you meet the specific food safety requirements for your particular food business: