What Type of Support do you need?
When it comes to food safety your needs will vary depending on what type of food business you are.
Simply Safer recognises each business is different so have on offer a variety of pathways in which we can support you. Please contact us for more detailed information and about the type of support you would like for your food business.
Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS)
Simply Safer will carry out a pre-inspection Food Safety & Hygiene audit before your local authority inspection. This will enable us to highlight any issues or concerns that you will need to be address so you are in the best position to gain a 5 Food Hygiene Rating score when you are inspected.
Displaying your Food Hygiene Rating Scheme sticker is a legal requirement in Wales and it is planned to be a legal requirement in England to have your sticker on display. Therefore it is vital you are ready for your inspection.
We are also able to support you if you feel you have had an unfair score and need help appealing.
HACCP (Hazard and Critical Control Point)
The law requires every food business to have a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) based on the principles of HACCP.
Simply Safer will translate the over-complicated language of HACCP and develop a system with you that makes sense to your business.
Put simply, HACCP requires you to look at the food you produce and ask where food safety could go wrong and ensure you have measures in place so it does not go wrong. This means customers consume safe food and you comply with the law protecting you and your customers.
BRC or SALSA accreditation
Food manufacturers who hope to supply larger retail outlets such as Waitrose, Tesco or Marks & Spencer etc. need to gain BRC or SALSA accreditation. This is an onerous task for a Small or Medium sized business who may not have the in-house resources and expertise.
Simply Safer can help develop policies and procedures, carry out internal audits and deliver the necessary training in order for the business to gain the required accreditation.
If you would to speak about BRC or SALSA then complete the contact details below and we will be in touch to arrange an initial meeting.
How would it feel to know that your food safety system has already been given ‘official approval’ and cannot be challenged?
Simply Safer work with the Environmental Health Department at the London Borough Council of Newham (known as a ‘Primary Authority Partnership’). Newham Council’s specialist officers can make a detailed review of the Food Safety System that Simply Safer have proposed for your business and give it official approval (this is called ‘Primary Authority Advice’). They will be saying that it meets the requirements of food law and official guidance.
Find out how you could have a ‘legally protected’ Food Safety System in your business by talking to us today!
Food Safety Audits
Food Safety Audits are an effective tool for evaluating current food practices and management systems. Audits can be carried out via self-assessment, external auditor (such as Simply Safer) and independent auditor (i.e. for BRC and SALSA purposes).
Simply Safer will help you to determine the scope of your Food Safety Audit, be on-site to review and provide initial feedback, provide a detailed report (incl. photographic evidence) outlining preventative measures and corrective actions required to achieve legal compliance. Follow-up could include a review audit of improvements and Critical Control Points.
Contact Simply Safer for more details about our Food Safety audits.
Food Safety Coaching
Simply Safer can provide coaching to business owners, managers or chefs.
As well as being Environmental Health Officers, we are business owners’ with years of experience working with Hospitality, so we understand that there is more to running a catering business than just Food Safety. However, it is a vital element to ensure your food is made and served safe.
We can coach staff in the kitchen to demonstrate how they can produce great food safely and ensure they have a due diligence defence. This can provide the business owner the confidence that staff are fully aware of the correct policies and procedures and that they are being followed.