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Food Hygiene Guidelines

Food businesses have a legal, commercial and moral obligation to provide food that is safe for consumption, as the costs from an outbreak of food poisoning can be very high.

In 2006 food hygiene legislation changed and new requirements came into force. The main requirement resulting from this change is that if you own or run a food business, you must have a documented Food Safety Management System, which is based on the principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point HACCP. Citation will provide professional advice on how to ensure that your food business complies with these rules.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has recently approved a score on the doors scheme which will give consumers clear information about hygiene standards in food businesses. Businesses will be scored on: -

  • Food hygiene standards and safety procedures, which will include how the food is handled and stored.
  • The condition of the premises, which will include cleanliness, layout, lighting and ventilation etc.
  • The confidence that the Environmental Health Department has in management of the organisation.

To ensure that organisations gain a high score they will need to demonstrate evidence of documented food safety management procedures/systems, history of complying with food hygiene legislation and be able to exhibit a positive attitude towards hygiene and food safety

Citation’s health and safety consultants will provide advice and guidance on how to achieve a high rating which in turn will help to maintain your customer base.

We currently provide fixed cost compliance solutions for over 8,000 clients across the UK.

Operating throughout the UK, Citation is the UK’s leading provider of Health & Safety and Employment Law compliance solutions.

Citation is proud of its contribution towards the creation of a safe and fair business environment, whilst at the same time relieving the burden of regulatory compliance from its clients.

If you would like to arrange for one of our local Business Development Managers to explain how our services can safeguard your business, please click on the "Call Me Back" button to arrange an appointment.