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
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 7,500 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.