Food safety management systems in catering and retail businesses should be proportionate to the level of risk. If you prefer to choose a different system from the Food Standards Agency’s Safer Food Better Business (SFBB) system, we can help. We can write simple, generic HACCP plans and advise on hygiene and safety systems appropriate to your business.
If you are preparing lots of meals for vulnerable groups (such as our care home clients), your food safety management system will need to be more extensive than one, for example, for a corner cafe.
Being involved in cases as expert witnesses, we see the pitfalls facing caterers and retailers at first hand. We have seen the caterer who didn’t control allergens in a chicken tikka masala takeaway put behind bars for manslaughter. We have seen the £1.5 million fine for causing the death of a young mother from incorrect temperature control in the preparation of a Christmas dinner. Such cases are shocking and the resultant deaths were completely preventable.
Food safety management in catering and retail is easy to get right with the correct advice.