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Environmental problems Food safety management systems

What is a food safety management system?

If you are running a food business you are legally required to have an approved written food safety management system in place to ensure food is safe for customers to eat. 

You should think about what might go wrong with the food that you sell and what you must do to ensure it is safe for your customers.  You should put in place a system based on food safety practices that you are familiar with, in line with general hazard analysis and critical procedures principles, (HACCP).  The level of documentation required will depend on the nature and size of your business.

Safer food, better business (SFBB), is a national food safety management system aimed at helping smaller food businesses to put in place food safety management procedures and comply with food hygiene regulations.

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