Safer Food, Better Business

Food hygiene legislation requires caterers to have a documented food safety management system.

If you are a small caterer serving food to members of the public on a regular basis, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has developed a free, easy to use system called Safer Food, Better Business (SFBB).

For a guide to using the SFBB system and to download a new pack or a diary refill pack, go to the Food Standards Agency’s website.

Each SFBB pack is split into five sections containing fact sheets called ‘safe methods’. Typical safe methods include instructions on defrosting and reheating. Decide which safe methods apply to your business and follow them.

The diary provided in the pack will help you to keep your records. It also includes a four-weekly review to ensure that the document remains up to date and to help you identify and address any common problems.

Specialist catering businesses

SFBB has also been adapted for specialist small catering businesses:

More information

More information about food hygiene is available on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website.

If you have a question you can email us at or call 01442 228000 and ask for "Environmental and Community Protection".

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