Food Hygiene Rating

Your Food Hygiene Rating is based on 3 key elements:

  • Confidence in Management – how your business manages and records food safety, such as temperature checks from farm to fork, training records, cleaning records, pest control, opening and closing checks, monitoring records and how well your business follows these guidelines on a daily basis.

  • Structure – assesses the structure of the premises, facilities, pest management, cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and wastage.

  • Hygiene Practices – how well are your food handlers and chefs trained in food safety and hygiene. How well do your food handlers follow these guidelines on a daily basis. How food is received as a delivery, how food is stored in a fridge, freezer or dry stores. How food is prepared, cooked, chilled, reheated and held hot.

Safer Food Better Business Pack

Safer Food Better Business Pack has been developed by the Food Standards Agency to help takeaways, cafes, restaurants and other small catering businesses implement and train staff on SFBB, helping food businesses to comply with food hygiene regulations.

We can help you complete and implement your Safer Food Better Business Pack

If you need help our food safety consultant will visit your food business to help you implement and tailor the safer food better business pack so that it replicates your food operation. You can download and print the Safer Food Better Business Pack free from the Food Standards Agency’s website.

You need to be able to prove that you are monitoring food safety and hygiene throughout your food operation Your documentation in your SFBB pack must replicate what is happening in practice and your food handlers, supervisors and managers must be fully aware of the controls that are relevant to their job role.

If the SFBB pack is not suitable for your business, we can offer you tailored HACCP Documentation which is a personalised working document produced specifically by our qualified Food Hygiene Expert Consultants to support your Food Safety Management System.