Food Safety for the Retail Sector
Food Safety Management Systems
Any food retailer has a legal obligation to have a written food safety management system therefore, with a tougher stance on sentencing and hygiene savvy customers, can any business afford not to comply with legislation?
The starting point for your food management system is the company food safety policy. The policy demonstrates your company’s intent, arrangements and responsibilities in delivering safe food.
Your policy will be written to reflect your individual company activities, so that it is easily understood and part of the operational norm.
HACCP Development (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points)
Our food safety experts will work with your team to put into place a robust HACCP system, that can be easily maintained by the team on an ongoing basis.
The HACCP development will assess the hazards associated with any high risk foods being stored and sold, and identify and apply suitable control methods, with critical limits, to prevent cross contamination and food poisoning outbreaks.
The development will take into account the pre-requisites of the HACCP plan, such as personal hygiene and pest control, as well as the verification and documentation required for success.
Food Safety Audit
With your reputation at stake it is vital that all of your hard work in setting up your HACCP plan and policies is paying off. No manager can be in all places at all times and it would be wrong to think an effective manager would have to be. Our impartial audit services give you peace of mind that what you say is going to happen is actually what is being carried out and with the right level of due care and attention.
A comprehensive report of any non-conformance will be supplied to you with an action plan, to guide you back on track.
Audits schedules will be tailored to suit your operational requirements.
As pre-requisite of the HACCP development and food safety management system, we can take the hassle out of conducting your own supplier checks and inspections, so that you can carry on with what you do best. Our competency assessments will give you the confidence that you are working with best possible suppliers and manufacturers.