Food Solutions and your business

  • Helping food businesses comply with the food regulations simply and cost effectively
  • Keeping businesses informed about regulations
  • Providing a voice for small Food Businesses in UK and Europe

Raw Drinking Milk - Consumer Survey

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is the government department that regulates food businesses. In June 2018 the FSA Board will consider changing the regulations controlling raw drinking milk production.

For clarification:

  • As the FSA's primary focus is on cows' milk this survey is aimed at consumers drinking milk from this source.
  • The FSA refers to unpasteurised drinking milk as Raw Drinking Milk (RDM). This is the term used in the survey.

This could be a pivotal moment for the future of raw milk sales

Please spare a couple of minutes to complete the survey. Your contribution will help raw milk producers provide the FSA Board with a clear picture of their customers who choose to buy raw milk.

The survey will be open until 31 May 2018. The results and report, once written, will be available on this site.

Access the survey here

No personal data is collected or asked for.

UK Food Regulation changes planned

Plans are underway to change the way food safety is enforced in UK. This is whether or not BREXIT happens. We are concerned that UK regulators are working with the big businesses to their own agenda. They are nominally consulting with small and micro businesses, but in reality only very few. The majority of small businesses are independent of any trade organisation and therefore effectively have no voice.

We are alarmed that these legislation changes could jeopardise the viability of many UK SMEs.

UK FOOD Forum

To address this, we, and several stakeholders/partners are setting up The UK Food Forum with the aims of:

The UK Food Forum will address issues of common concern that affect all sme food businesses

Get your voice heard

Your Food Hygiene Rating

Food Hygiene Improvement Pack

Food Regulations apply to all food businesses from supermarkets to farm shops, delicatessens, B and B's and charities. Our Food Hygiene Improvement Pack makes getting and keeping the top score in your inspection easier.

Practical advice including staff training templates and management control templates to help you prove that you do what you say you do.

FHRS Pack info

Food Labelling

Labelling food is hugely complicated. Getting it wrong could be an expensive mistake. There is an overview of labelling in our FHRS Pack and information and training on certain aspects such as allergens. We also worked with High Speed Training to produce an online training course.

More on labelling

Booklets/Digital Advice

Food regulations made easy

Food Solutions produces printed booklets to help small food businesses understand food regulations and practical advice documents on specific issues such as HACCP, allergens, cleaning, food contamination and pest control which are easy to understand, avoid jargon, and give practical advice on how to comply with the law. They can also be used as a basis for in-house or external training.

Food Safety Hygiene Advice

Your voice in UK & Europe

Most food regulations start their life in Europe and are then implemented in the UK. UK small food businesses have had little or no input to the consultation process either in Europe or the UK.  As a result, some impractical and poorly thought through food regulations have been introduced.

In the light of the Brexit vote a strong voice for small and micro food business is even more important.

How to get a voice

Don't Panic over Brexit!

Keep calm and carry on producing safe food! We are here to help. See products page for details.