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Food safety packs launched to help small businesses

Posted by on 18 December 2019 | Comments

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Small businesses in East Suffolk can now manage their food safety practices more easily following the launch of new information packs.

Developed by the Food Standards Agency, ‘Safer Food Better Business’ packs are now available from East Suffolk Council’s Food and Safety Team to help small business operators understand and comply with food hygiene regulations and food safety management procedures.

Food safety regulations require a business to show and record the actions they take to ensure food made and/or sold on the premises is safe to eat.

The ‘Safer Food Better Business’ packs contain food safety procedures for a variety of businesses including caterers, care homes, retailers and childminders. The packs contain up to date information on: 

  • food allergens
  • ‘Pre-Packed for Direct Sale’ regulations (which will be introduced in October 2021)
  • details on how to register as a food business
  • guidance around the Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme

Cllr Mary Rudd, East Suffolk’s cabinet member for Community Health said:

“Any business which prepares, sells or handles food needs to comply with food safety regulations and the new ‘Safer Food Better Business’ packs help small business operators to understand exactly what they need to do to ensure the food they provide is safe to eat.”

Download or order a pack