Management Responsibilities

Under Food Regulations, primary responsibility for food safety rests with the food business operator, this means you. Food Safety Officers will want to you to prove that you do what you say you do. The key word is here is 'prove'.

Keep Records

This means keeping records of things (like training or cleaning) and finding out what the rules really are.

You also need to do this for your own protection. Clause 11 of the regulations say "In any proceedings for an offence under these regulations, it shall be a defence for the accused to prove to prove that he/she took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to avoid the commission of the offence by themselves or a person under their control."

Poor records may reduce Food Hygiene Rating

Many businesses fail to get level 5 under the FHRS because of a lack of good management controls. Food Safety Officers will be looking closely at your records, staff training and procedures when scoring you under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS).

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  • Registration
  • Approval to trade
  • Traceability
  • Bar codes
  • Management records
  • Staff training

Includes practical examples of documented procedures and management records