What is Safer Food Better Business?

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What Is Safer Food Better Business?

We are regularly asked “What is Safer Food Better Business?” and “Will it be suitable for my business?”  In this article, we answer these questions and explain how the system works.

Safer Food Better Business (SFBB) is a food safety management system introduced by the Food Standards Agency, it is practical and innovative. It has been designed to eliminate excessive paperwork, be easy to use and to enable food businesses to comply with legal requirements.

Is the SFBB pack suitable for all catering businesses?

The SFBB pack is specifically designed for small catering and retail businesses such as cafes, restaurants, takeaways and small shops. Some businesses might not need to implement all the sections, but they can still use the rest of the pack.

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Is the SFBB a legal requirement?

The law requires all food businesses to have a documented food safety management system that identifies hazards and establishes controls. The Food Standards Agency has developed the SFBB pack to help small food businesses comply with this requirement.

Can a food business get a better rating using this pack?

The SFBB pack is designed to help small food businesses comply with current legislation.  When it is followed, it helps to implement safer methods of working. Small businesses that use the pack find it easy to use, without excessive paperwork. Whilst inspectors report that businesses that follow the pack achieve better standards of hygiene and safety.

How does SFBB work?

The packs are designed to be easy to use, they are divided into two sections, the first half has information on:

  • cross-contamination
  • cleaning
  • chilling
  • cooking
  • management
  • using the diary

Following the instructions in each section will help food businesses implement safe methods of producing food. The second part is a diary where food businesses can keep their records. An Environmental Health Officer will examine these records on their visit.

Where can I get an SFBB pack for my business?

The SFBB packs are free to download and print from the Food Standards Agency.

If you have a question or enquiry about food safety, please call the team on 01452 502113 or complete our enquiry form.

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