Whether the inspector has called or not it is always a good time to check you are on the right side of the law. Compliance has so many advantages - good practice means lower risk; and a lower risk means fewer inspections and a better rating. You are also less likely to face legal action.
We can provide consultancy and advice for business start-ups, audits for established businesses or help you comply with an inspection report or legal notice. Contact us to find out more.
Areas covered: food hygiene & safety, food standards and labelling, health & safety, environmental protection & public health.
Comprehensive Compliance Packages
Our food safety consultancy packages include a wide range of services to suit your needs, including:
Regular audits of your business identify areas presenting risk and where you need to improve. We inspect in the same way an environmental health officer should by looking at practices and identifying hazards. In addition though we also provide you with our unique 100 point health check; plus a written explanation of our findings with tips for improvement, where necessary.
Food Safety Management Procedures
It is a legal requirement for all food businesses to have a documented food safety management system based on HACCP principles. We specialise in providing caterers with simple and low cost procedures that keep record keeping to a minimum. After designing the structure of your business your safety planning should be a priority.
We are able to offer CIEH or RSPH recognised training. We also provide HACCP based short courses for managers and staff to help you comply with the legal requirements for training. There are two legal requirements relating to training; one relates to anyone handling food and the other relates to management.
Food Hygiene Ratings
After auditing your premises and procedures we will let you know what you need to do to improve your score or maintain expectations. We can also intervene if you get a poor score.
Compliance & Monitoring Packs
We can provide you with the resources you need to maintain a good record of compliance. We provide food safety manuals and any associated records. If you fancy trying digital monitoring we can also set you up online.
Access your resources, manuals and safety knowledge through our online portal; you can also raise questions and get support here.
We can provide you with the expertise you need on a range of technical matters, including: accident investigations, food poisoning allegations, appealing poor ratings and enforcement action. We can also arrange microbiological and compositional analysis and advice on advertising and labelling.
In some circumstances we can also carry out pest control checks to save you money on expensive pest control contracts.