Safer food, better business

Safer food, better business (SFBB)

Safer food, better business (SFBB) is an innovative and practical approach to food safety management. It has been developed to help small businesses comply with food hygiene regulations and to put into place food safety management procedures.

A food safety management pack has been developed by the Food Standards Agency to help restaurants, cafés, takeaways and other small catering businesses implement and train staff on SFBB, helping businesses to comply with food hygiene regulations. It includes an introduction to food hygiene ‘Working with food? What you need to know before you start’. The pack is available in 16 different languages and can be downloaded from the FSA website. There are also several online training videos available..

Read the guide on the Food Standards Agency website. Businesses can keep and complete records on a computer, or print them out for filling in. 

The pack will help you:

  • comply with food hygiene regulations
  • show what you do to make food safely
  • train staff
  • protect you business’s reputation
  • improve your business, such as by wasting less food

Topics covered in the pack

Safety Management Procedures
  • Personal hygiene
  • Cloths
  • Separating foods
  • Pest control
  • Maintenance
  • Food allergies
  • Physical and chemical contamination
  • Cleaning effectively
  • Clear and clean as you go, and your cleaning schedule
  • Chilled storage and display
  • Chilling down hot food
  • Defrosting and Freezing
  • Cooking safely
  • Foods that need extra care
  • Reheating
  • Checking your menu
  • Hot holding and ready-to-eat foods
  • Opening and closing checks
  • Extra checks
  • Prove it
  • Training and supervision
  • Customers
  • Suppliers and contractors
  • Stock control
  • Product withdrawal and recall
  • Safe method completion record
  • Introduction
  • Staff training record
  • Suppliers’ list
  • Cleaning schedule
  • Contact list
  • Prove it records
  • Diary/four-weekly review

Last updated: 29 November 2019