Food Safety Management Systems from The Safer Food System and 3663 Catering Equipment 3663 Catering Equipment, part of 3663 the UK's leading foodservice company, have teamed up with The Safer Food System
News-Antique.com - Oct 05,2010 - Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom (24 September, 2010) - 3663 Catering Equipment, part of 3663 the UK's leading foodservice company, have teamed up with The Safer Food System to offer their customers an exclusive simple and easy way to set up a Food Safety Management System.
What do the largest hotel chains in the world and the local sandwich shop have in common? Other than both serving food, the one thing they share is that, irrespective of size, both are governed by exactly the same UK laws when it comes to food safety and 'HACCP'.
'The Food Hygiene Regulations Act 2006' - Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 states that all UK food and drink businesses must put in place a 'Food Safety Management System' incorporating HACCP principles, and keep up-to-date records.
Environmental Health Officers are now enforcing this law across the UK and caterers are becoming increasingly aware of the need to implement a Food Safety Management System, especially as the public become more aware.
Catering equipment suppliers 3663 Catering Equipment have teamed up with The Safer Food System to be able to offer The Fastest & Easiest way to set up a Food Safety Management System. This is now available for all their customers.
This exclusive-to 3663 Catering Equipment deal means 3663 Catering Equipment are proactively helping caterers with a solution that has been hard to find until now.
Ignoring this pre-requisite for operating any food or drink business is no longer an option.
What is HACCP and a Food Safety Management System?
HACCP stands for 'Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point', and forms the backbone of a Food Safety Management System.
However, HACCP is just a part of a Food Safety Management System (FSMS), and it is this complete system that an Environmental Health Officer will be looking for when they visit a caterer.
How can someone get a Food Safety Management System?
1. Ask a local Environmental Health Officer. People can ask their local EHO to help implement a system. The average time required will be 7 hours, so basically people will need to allow an EHO total access to their business for at least 7 hours! Time is a problem for most businesses and they will also need to allow for follow-up calls to check implementation.
2. Attend a 3 to 4 day, face-to-face course. This will provide people with all the information they need, however, it is an expensive option and they will have to spend at least 3 days away from their business, stuck in a classroom. They will be provided with all the information, but they will still have to set up a working system. There will probably be no follow-up help or support, unless they pay.
3. Use an online downloadable Food Safety Management System & learning/support package in-one. Utilising the benefits of a face-to-face course; (guidance and knowledge from real food experts, who understand what an EHO is looking for). A fully downloadable system provides all the forms, process flow charts, HACCP plans, frequently asked